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Read here about an early tensegrity pioneer.


Lee Hogden worked with Fuller on one of the earliest tensegrity spheres. Marks figure 272 caption reads, "Tensegrity tricontahedron (30-sided figure) developed by Lee Hogden, North Carolina State College, 1953 [1]. Hugh Kenner cites this as well [2].

He is cited by Fuller in Portfolio and Art News Annual, No.4, 1961 as having helped innovate the "thirty-islanded Tensegrity sphere."

Links and References

[1] The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller by R. Buckminster Fuller and Robert Marks, Anchor Books Edition 1973, Figure 272 page 167
[2] Bucky A Guided Tour of Buckminster Fuller by Hugh Kenner, William Morrow & Co. 1973, p. 87 footnote.

Links to people who worked with Fuller on tensegrity: