[SNEC] Sixth Annual Summer Workshop: Build a Dome for Bucky's Birthday

CJ Fearnley cjf at Synergeticists.org
Wed Apr 2 18:37:26 EDT 2008

                       Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC)

                                 presents its

                                 Sixth Annual

     * * *              Workshop on Geodesic Structures             * * *

                        in Oswego, NY, 11-14 July 2007

    Geodesic Structures: Build a Dome for Bucky's Birthday

    The Synergetics Collaborative's Sixth Annual Summer Workshop in Oswego
    will focus on "Geodesic Structures: Build a Dome for Bucky's Birthday".
    Included among a distinguished group of individuals that will guide the
    workshop are:
        * Thomas Zung, partner of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao and Zung
          Architects; Board member, Synergetics Collaborative
        * Blair F. Wolfram, President of Dome Inc.
        * John Belt, Department of Technology SUNY Oswego; Vice President &
          President-Elect, Synergetics Collaborative
        * Joseph D. Clinton, President of Clinton International Design
          Consultants; President, Synergetics Collaborative

    Topics to be covered in the workshop:
        * History of geodesic structures.
        * History of Fuller, Sadao and Zung Architectural Projects.
        * Introduction to light and commercial geodesic structures.
        * Definitions and geometry of geodesic topology.
        * Form finding and analysis design tools as applied to geodesic
        * Commercial construction methods and techniques

    The workshop will consist of an interweaving of presentations, open
    discussions, photo displays, patents and architectural detail parts
    exhibit, and participants' displays for a Comprehensive Anticipatory
    Design Science Solution for an ecologically friendly shelter. Monday,
    14 July 2008, the last day of the workshop, will be devoted to
    building a dome(s) to celebrate R. Buckminster Fuller's birthday.

    Friday 11 July 2008, 8AM - 9PM
    Saturday 12 July 2008, 8AM - 9PM
    Sunday 13 July 2008, 8AM - 9PM
    Monday 14 July 2008, 8AM - 9PM

    SUNY Oswego
    Department of Technology, Design Studio
    Wilber Hall, Design Studio, Room 350
    Oswego, NY 13126-3155

Workshop Registration deadline:
    1 June 2008

Workshop Fee:

Limited participants:

    Please fill out this Registration Form (Please register to
    ensure your place among the maximum of 30 people for this event):

Event Home Page:

Event Poster:

Design problem:
    Design a shelter for a family of your choosing in a location of your
    choosing. The shelter must incorporate a geodesic dome with the
    following considerations:
     * Ecologically friendly.
     * Illustrates its ability to provide comfort utilizing the natural
       resources available within the local community.
     * Demonstrates self-sufficiency as a system with least impact on the
     * Demonstrates freedom from harm to anyone or the environment.
     * Assists the inhabitants and local community in providing energy and
       food needs with the least impact on the community and the
    Entry deadline:        27 June 2008
    Exhibition date:       Concurrent with the Workshop

    Entries are to be submitted to Joseph D. Clinton at Jclinton at kennett.net
    in one or more of the following image formats: Image.jpg, Image.tiff,
    Adobe.pdf, PowerPoint.ppt, Word.doc, no later than the entry deadline.

    The display entries are to be on a single display panel no larger than
    90cm X 120cm (36" X 48"), delivered and set-up in person on the first
    day (July 11) of the workshop.

    One of the submitted displays will be spotlighted during the exhibit.
    The workshop attendance fee will be waived for the person entering the
    spotlighted solution.

    All entrants will be given the opportunity to further explain their
    solution during the course of the workshop.

    By entering a solution display, the submitter gives SNEC permission
    to publish the display on the SNEC website and in other formats
    appropriate for distribution of the workshop materials.

Design Solution Poster:

Travel Directions:


International Participants:

We are on a spaceship; a beautiful one.  It took billions of years to develop.
We're not going to get another.  Now, how do we make this spaceship work?
  -- Buckminster Fuller

CJ Fearnley                   |  Executive Director
cjf at Synergeticists.org        |  Synergetics Collaborative
http://www.Synergeticists.org | "Dare to be Naive" -- Bucky Fuller

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