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This week Venture Cafe presents a special installation by Animated Architecture. Vector Equilibria is an exploration and celebration of the impact of the work of Buckminster Fuller on the science, technology and culture of today.
As part of Animated Architecture, a site-specific video art projection series founded and curated by Sean Stoops, this original digital animation was produced in 2013 with support by the University City Science Center / Esther Klein Gallery and funding from the Knight Foundation.
The abstract animations of Chris Landau and the live music compositions of Gene Coleman were projected at 34th and Market Streets during the 50th Anniversary of the Science Center- recalling Fuller's connection to Philadelphia, where he was World Fellow in Residence at the Science Center in the early 1980s. Landau is interested in Fuller as a futurologist and his work in imagining a dramatically different, and hopefully better, world. Some of Coleman's own compositions and research have focused on Fuller in recent years, such as “9 Chains…” and “Spiral Network”, both of which use Fuller’s ideas as the basis for the composition.
2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of Buckminster Fuller’s residency in Philadelphia.