Interview with Jonathan Smith. We discuss why he chose to build geodesic domes at the Burning Man Project ; Buckminster Fuller; Popular Science's article about building geodesic domes; eBay; the prototypes; modifying the domes for desert heat; the materials he used constructing his domes; the most expensinve parts of the domes; how long he spent in research and development; why he made a web site about building the domes; M.I.T.; how long the domes take to assemble; the advantages and disadvantages of geodesic domes; emergency shelters; Hurricane Katrina and the major earthquake in Northern Pakistan; performing nontraditional Gamelan music; his patented language program; his upcoming travles to Cambodia, Viet Nam, China and Japan using his Fetch-a-Phrase; Ed Dorsey; Monkey C covering Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio", Johhny Cash's "Ring of Fire" and a piano exercise translated into Gamelan music.
Featured mashup is "The Ring Cycle" by Monkey C.
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