He has been called the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century—and his inventions remain influential today. R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) devoted himself to helping humanity through innovative design. He was granted, in all, 25 patents, most famously for the easy-to-assemble geodesic dome. "The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area," at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through July 29, presents photographs, drawings and models of his creations, along with local designs inspired by his philosophy. "In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model," he said. "You create a new model and make the old one obsolete."
Via David McConville