Inventor, architect, ecologist, poet & mathematician – R. Buckminster Fuller was at the vanguard of all of these disciplines. The critics attacked this self-made thinker for his maverick style and disregard for accepted standards. Admirers hailed him as a man ahead of his time. “Bucky”, as he was known to all, was the first person to use the term “environment” and warned about the dangers of depleting the Earth’s limited resources long before the world became aware of these issues. This short film traces his tragicomic career, focusing on the milestones of his work, paving the way for the discoveries of future thinkers that affect our world today.