Tattoo Two Design – 1st iteration
Elsewhere in this weblog I’ve written about how much I admired, and continue to admire, R. Buckminster Fuller. Though radically different from each other, I hold him and Robert Anton Wilson in equally high regard.
I’ve long said that I’d eventually get a tattoo inspired by Fuller, just as I got a tattoo inspired by Wilson. I’ve been thinking about this for a few years. In my ruminations I decided that there were a couple of design elements that needed to be included. One necessary element, a depiction or reference to geodesics. I thought about domes, tensegrity towers, Dymaxion cars, Buckminsterfullerines…
I’ve finally settled on an Icosahedron, framed with one of my favorite Bucky quotes, from his book, “I Seem To Be A Verb.”
The quote? “I am not a thing, a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process, an integral function of the universe.”
I like it. When will I get it? Sometime next year probably.
Tattoo Two Design – Updated
After seeing someone else with a platonic solid tattoo, I’ve decided to remove the shading from the icosahedron, leaving just the edges and vertices.
It should be much easier to tattoo and it should be much more legible.
I’m still not sure about the font and the spacing between the icosahedron and the text.
Today I spent all day at TEDx Boston. My brain is full of intriguing ideas; some I agree with, some of which I’m not too sure of, all of which have me thinking. Thinking more than usual.
If you know me, that’s a lot of thinking.
What is TEDx Boston? For that matter, what is TED? Well, you could just follow the link, but I’ll tell you. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED originally stood for Technology, Entertainment, Design, but the conference has grown in scope far beyond that.
What then is TEDx? TEDxis a new program that enables local communities such as schools, businesses, libraries, neighborhoods or just groups of friends to organize, design and host their own independent, TED-like events.
If you know me, you know that I’m a mind mapper. For me it is the fastest way for me to record notes in high density, along with recording connections amongst and between ideas. Plus, the physical act of diagramming improves my recall. Re-drawing my notes improves my recall even more, in addition to allowing me to tease out even more connections / references / reflections / refractions / contradictions in the idea space presented and represented.
That’s why I’m not going to say anything more about TEDx Boston until this coming Sunday. The mind maps I generated are so huge, that it will take that long for me to straighten them out. They’ll be an integral part of my next post.
Until then, Keep Thinking. Share those Ideas.