R. Buckminster Fuller Commemorative Stamp
Second Day of Issue Event on 2004-07-13
Pictures ©2004 by PM Dekker. Ashley Gardner,
(Stamp Released 2004-07-12)
Location: Horton Plaza Square, San Diego, California
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The GENI Team (left to right) Michael Fischer, Michael
Powers, Ashley Gardner, Russ Hoffman, Peter Meisen,
Kelly Hennigan, and Jeff Perlis. (Paul-Michael
Dekker was taking photo) (Alan Ridley not pictured)
The GENI Volunteer team started setting up at 6am,
and celebrated a successful event. The 70' x 35' Dymaxion
Map by Buckminster Fuller is one of the largest and
most accurate flat maps of the world.
Placing the world's resources on the map, and explaining
Students of all ages find the big Dymaxion Map to
be inspiring and educational. The Map provides the
"game board" for Bucky's World Game simulation
assessing world resources, trends and uncovering
options for humanity's success.
Peter Meisen and one of his several interviews with
As a part of the World Resource Demonstration, various
icons were used to represent distribution percentages
on each continent.
- large colored dots represent 1% of the world's
population (about 62 million people per dot)
- bread rolls showed food production,
- water bottles showed access to safe drinking water,
- black cans were proven oil reserves,
- candles represented energy production (red for
fossil fuels, white for nuclear and green for renewables).
- sticks of wood and silver represented the natural
resources (forest products and minerals) of a region,
- computer disks showed access to computers and
Indian Subcontinent population and its resources
Africa population and its resources (Europe and Middle
East in the background)
North America population and its resources (Russia
and Europe in the background)
Middle East population and resources (Asia in background).
Colored dots represent different annual energy consumption
per capita in kilowatt hours:(kwh)
- Red dots: <1000 kwh per person per year
- Yellow dots 1000-2000 kwh per person per year
- Silver dots: >2000 kwh per person per year
Unveiling the Bucky Commemorative Stamp
Revealing the Buckminster Fuller Commemorative Stamp
are (left-to-right)) Doug Jacobs, Peter Meisen, Carl
Herrman and Jim Olsen.
Bucky Commemorative Stamp with (left-to-right) Doug
Jabobs, Peter Meisen, Carl Herrman, Acting USPS San
Diego Postmaster Jim Olsen
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Stamp Release Presentation panorama
Bucky enthusiasts and the newly educated gather in
Horton Square San Diego, across from the Lyceum Theater
that premiered the Bucky Fuller one man play "Buckminster
Fuller: History and Mystery of the Universe". The
Post Office set up shop for guests to be first in
our city to purchase the new stamp.
Carl Herrman has designed over 300 commemorative stamps
in his career with the post office. He said that Bucky
was one of his favorites!
Doug Jacobs is a passionate storyteller and
with encouragement from Peter Meisen wrote and directed
the highly-accclaimed one-man play on Bucky's life
and ideas "Buckminster Fuller: History and Mystery
of the Universe".
Peter Meisen, President of the Global Energy Network
Institute, helped coordinate the stamp dedication
in San Diego, CA.
Jim Olsen, Acting San Diego Postmaster (second from
left) honors the presenters with a framed copy of
the new Fuller stamp: Peter Meisen, President of GENI,
Carl Herrman, art director/designer of the Buckminster
Fuller stamp, and Doug Jacobs, author/director of
"Buckminster Fuller: History and Mystery of the Universe".
Carl Herrman (right) signing sheets of stamps for
Jeff Perlis (left) after the stamp unveiling ceremony.