GEOMETRICA PRESENTATION SERIES
Presented to William F. Perk
November 19, 2005
Bill Perk is professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIU). As a longtime colleague whose relationship with Buckminster Fuller goes back to his early days at Carbondale in the 1960s, Bill sought to keep Fuller’s influence, works and memories at SIU alive and thriving throughout four decades. Of the many projects they worked on together, Perk helped to actualize Fuller’s Geoscope ideas in a new way by producing a series of “minni earths” as well as later writings on the Geoscope concept. Perk has worked with State Representative of Illinois, Wyvetter Young for decades supporting Fuller’s architectural ideas for the underprivileged in St. Louis. He also worked with the late Stafford Beer and his cybernetic approach to organizational change using Fuller’s icosahedral designs. In the past few years, Perk worked with Cornelius Crane to create a foundation to save Fuller and his wife Anne’s Carbondale dome home both a museum and as a National Historic Landmark for the dome in Carbondale, Illinois. Foundation http://www.buckysdome.org/preserve/
This Porcelainia sphere, constructed in 2004 is based on the the truncated icosahedron. It is dedicated to Bill Perk for his contributions to Fuller’s legacy as Carbondale and around the world.
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