Geodesic Design Course with the Innovation Academy, Santa Fe High School

In June of 2015 we developed a course all about geometry and geodesic dome design and construction for the Innovation Academy at Santa Fe High School. The Academy focuses on STEM education (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), so we covered basic geometric knowledge, the study of the classical geometry developed by Plato and Euclid, and into the geodesic research and design of Buckminster Fuller. Every day we built geometry using reclaimed materials such as shipping pallet off-cuts, tennis balls, and nails. The course concluded in the erection of a 4-frequency steel-strut geodesic dome, where we hosted author and educator David Abram for a final lecture on the evolution of planetary phenomenology, with a focus on Kepler.

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