Kent Tate: The Sun comes out at Night Single Channel movie. Moving Images & Music - Kent Tate, 4 Min. 50 Sec. 2014

Official Selection: CURRENTS 2014: International New Media Festival. Santa Fe, New Mexico (Closed Captions enabled)

During a severe thunderstorm Buckminster Fuller* appears, disappears, then re-appears in a gas station parking lot discussing World War I, the shift from animal/human power to the machine, as well as the law of thermodynamics and evolution.

If I were a futurist I would predict that the world Buckminster Fuller describes in the 20th Century, or the world we are familiar with today in the early 21st Century will be a very different world in the 22nd Century. 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the “War to end all wars." As we transition into new emergent paradigms I wonder what 100th anniversaries will be widely observed in 2114.

Acquiring energy is the core concern of all living entities such as photosynthesis, or vegetable/animal matter. Along with water within a certain temperature range these are the key elements that stimulate and sustain life as we know it.

Note: Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, author, designer, inventor and futurist, He published many influential books such as “Critical Path” and he is the creator of the geodesic dome. Buckminster Fuller is credited for coining the phrase “Spaceship Earth.”