In order to invent a word, a wordsmith hired by Marshall Field's spent two days listening to Fuller and trying to get a feel for the type of language he used. He then played with syllables from typical Fuller words, until he and Fuller agreed on the word "Dymaxion".
Fuller was excited about the word and used it for many of his inventions during the decades to follow, including the Dymaxion house, the Dymaxion car, and the Dymaxion World Map. Dymaxion also came to describe a polyphasic sleep schedule he followed, consisting of four 30 minute naps throughout the day. He also renamed his elaborate journal, in which he sought to document his life as an experiment with the greatest possible detail, as the Dymaxion Chronofile.
- ^ Sieden, Lloyd Steven (2000). Buckminster Fuller's Universe. Basic Books. p. 132. ISBN 9780738203799. http://books.google.com/books?id=rG__1rhIzE0C&pg=PA132&dq=Dymaxion+dynamic.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Dymaxion — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La palabra Dymaxion es una marca que Buckminster Fuller usó en muchas de sus invenciones. Es una abreviatura de «dynamic maximum tension» (tensión máxima dinámica). El término fue acuñado para Fuller aproximadamente… … Wikipedia Español
Dymaxion — R. Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion ist ein Begriff, den der Architekt Richard Buckminster Fuller für einige seiner Erfindungen verwendete. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Begriff … Deutsch Wikipedia
Dymaxion — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. carte Dymaxion Dymaxion est l’acronyme de « … Wikipédia en Français
dymaxion — /duy mak see euhn/, adj. noting or pertaining to R. Buckminster Fuller s concept of the use of technology and resources to maximum advantage, with minimal expenditure of energy and material. [1925 30] * * * … Universalium
dymaxion — /duy mak see euhn/, adj. noting or pertaining to R. Buckminster Fuller s concept of the use of technology and resources to maximum advantage, with minimal expenditure of energy and material. [1925 30] … Useful english dictionary
Dymaxion house — as installed in Henry Ford Museum The Dymaxion House was developed by inventor and architect Buckminster Fuller to address several perceived shortcomings with existing homebuilding techniques. Fuller designed several versions of the house at… … Wikipedia
Dymaxion Groove — Records Add caption here Founded 2010 … Wikipedia
Dymaxion car — The Dymaxion car designed by inventor–architect Buckminster Fuller … Wikipedia
Dymaxion map — Unfolded photographic Dymaxion map with nearly contiguous land masses … Wikipedia
Dymaxion Chronofile — The Dymaxion Chronofile is Buckminster Fuller s attempt to document his life as completely as possible. He created a very large scrapbook in which he documented his life every 15 minutes from 1920 to 1983. The scrapbook contains copies of all… … Wikipedia