tinkering in the studio (buckminster fuller)

Buckminster Fuller working in his studio at Black Mountain College

Hazel Larsen Archer

We love this picture of Buckminster Fuller tinkering in his studio at Black Mountain College. “Tinker” is one of our favorite words AND one of our favorite things to do. We found the best descriptions in The Visual Thesaurus:


…do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly…
…a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas…
…………who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts…

…and we especially love this visual map of the word, with its jazzy connections:

tinker via the visual thesaurus

The Visual Thesaurus

…Think we’ll monkey around this weekend!


2 Responses to tinkering in the studio (buckminster fuller)

  1. Noreen Sullivan 07.29.2011 at 7:03am #

    Merce Cunningham and John Cage both went there, I believe. Very interesting people
    That picture of Buckminster Fuller is inspiring. Let’s all tinker a bit!

  2. Sally 07.29.2011 at 10:13am #

    You are right. Would that there was a school like that now…I’d so love to have gone there.

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