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The Built Environment: Buckminster Fuller's Spaceship Earth

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Structural engineer Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome was a visible manifestation of holism. Held together in what he described as “synergetic” wholeness, each part relying on neighboring parts for ... More


The Spaceship Problem: An Optimal Population Size?

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

If the limits imposed by natural capital seem to be closing in on the human species, is it not primarily a problem of numbers? In a 1966 article, the essayist Kenneth Boulding introduced this issue ... More


Long After Midnight

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter eight describes how Bradbury’s next story collection, Long After Midnight, signaled a final phase of story collection dynamic that would stretch over the final three decades of his career. ... More


One-Way Ticket Man

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Bradbury’s long association with WED (later Walt Disney Imagineers) resulted in the 1982 opening of EPCOT and the Spaceship Earth geodetic sphere that he had worked on for more than a decade. Chapter ... More


The “Common Task”

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses in more detail Fedorov’s thought as presented in his major work, The Philosophy of the Common Task. Focus is on the project of resurrecting the dead, in its radical aspects and ... More


Prometheus Bound

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The naming of Dandelion Crater as a lunar navigation point by the Apollo 15 crew establishes the baseline for assessing Bradbury’s continuing role as a Space Age visionary and talisman. The chapter ... More


Communion

Matt Tierney

in Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explains communion as a planetary practice of collective self-identification. Communion takes shape in opposition to teletechnological ideals of global togetherness. Opposed to the ... More


A Two-Dimensional Cellular Automaton Crystal with Irrational Density

David Griffeath and Dean Hickerson

in New Constructions in Cellular Automata

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137170
eISBN:
9780197561652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780195137170.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

We solve a problem posed recently by Gravner and Griffeath [4]: to find a finite seed A0 of 1s for a simple {0, l}-valued cellular automaton growth model on Z2 such that the occupied crystal An ... More


Casting for a Socialist Earth: Multicultural Whiteness in the East German/Polish Science Fiction Film Silent Star

Evan Torner

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses East German/Polish science-fiction co-production Silent Star (Der schweigende Stern, 1960), the world’s first film to feature a mixed-racial spaceship crew, in terms of ... More


A Quest for Permanence: The Ecological Visioneering of John Todd and the New Alchemy Institute

Henry Trim

in Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226372884
eISBN:
9780226373072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373072.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the visioneering of John Todd and the New Alchemy Institute. In the 1970s this group of counterculture scientists and back to the land advocates founded their own scientific ... More


Limitless Frontiers, Spaceship Earths, and Higher Humanities

Daniel Deudney

in Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190903343
eISBN:
9780190090241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903343.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The heart of space expansionism is habitat expansion and Lebensraum visions, first developed by the Russian thinker Tsiolkovsky a century ago. The Tsiolkovsky programs extend a long line of ... More


Self-Organized Construction in Sparse Random Arrays of Conway’s Game of Life

Nicholas M. Gotts

in New Constructions in Cellular Automata

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137170
eISBN:
9780197561652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780195137170.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

The construction problems and techniques described in this chapter arose out of a single problem: . . . What happens in very low density infinite random arrays of Conway’s Game of Life? . . . ... More


Synthesis Of Complex Life Objects From Gliders

Mark D. Niemiec

in New Constructions in Cellular Automata

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137170
eISBN:
9780197561652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780195137170.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

Life, like many other cellular automata, contains many interesting objects, such as still lifes, oscillators, spaceships, spaceship guns, puffer trains, breeders, and the like. While many of these, ... More


Cowboy Economics versus Spaceship Ecology

Garrett Hardin

in Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195078114
eISBN:
9780197560716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195078114.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

Europe-focused histories present the world as it appeared to Europeans and to the cultures derived from that continent. It is said that the New World was discovered in 1492—a statement that would ... More


. A Momentary Taste of Being

Inez Van Der Spek

in Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book has examined James Tiptree Jr's ‘A Momentary Taste of Being’, a story about alien encounter, and its strange spatio-temporal settings from an interstellar spaceship to the vastness of outer ... More


Casting for a Socialist Earth: Multicultural Whiteness in the East German/Polish Science Fiction Film Silent Star

Evan Torner

in The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380383
eISBN:
9781781381557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses East German/Polish science-fiction co-production Silent Star (Der schweigende Stern, 1960), the world’s first film to feature a mixed-racial spaceship crew, in terms of ... More


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