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Buckminster Fuller: Dymaxion World Map

The Dymaxion map or Fuller map is a projection of a world map onto the surface of a icosahedron, which can be unfolded and flattened to two dimensions. The projection depicts the earth’s continents as “one island,” or nearly contiguous land masses. The arrangement heavily interrupts the map in order to preserve shapes and sizes.
The map was created by Buckminster Fuller. The March 1, 1943, edition of Life magazine included a photographic essay titled “Life Presents R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion World”.


4 x [still from Dymaxion Projection]: 4xKAIROS

Fuller Dymaxion Map

[reinterpretation of stills from Chris Rywalt’s “Dymaxion Projection Animation” on]


Peter Alway: Rockets of the world

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Rockets of the World

[reinterpretation of poster accompanying the book ‘Rockets of the World’, by physicist Peter Alway, 1995]