Bruce Camber, with his wife, Hattie Bryant, were the founders of Small Business School, the television series that aired on PBS-TV throughout the USA and on the Voice of America around the world (1994-2012). In his earlier research, he focused on the mind-body problem, the subject–object problem, the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen thought experiment and paradox, and Bell’s Inequality principle. In 1979 he organized a display project of 77 leading-living scholars based on Erwin Schrödinger’s 1944 book, What is life? whereby these scholars addressed the question from within the first principles of their discipline. Scholars were represented from all the major disciplines on campus. Here for the first time Camber used the terms, small scale for ontology, human scale for epistemology and large scale for cosmology and astrophysics. This timeline has been update; it was first posted within the Small Business School website in 1995. Many links still go to the original posting. Often new tabs or windows will open.
A rough timeline for Bruce Camber
February 2017: The primary website is now http://81018.com
July 2016: A Quiet Expansion (versus a big bang)
January 2016: On Constructing the Universe From Scratch
December 2015: Top Ten Reasons to Engage the Big Board-little universe
March 2015: Introduced three additional Planck Units — mass, charge and temperature — to the 201+ doublings (groups, layers, steps) of Planck Time and Planck Length using base-2 exponential notation. The speed of light is mathematically confirmed between notations or doublings 142 and 143. Also, a summary overview highlights twelve key ideas.
July 2014: Asked the question, Finite or Infinite: Is that the question? in pursuit of the Theory of Indivisibles. Also, wrote the two summary articles: Order in the Universe and 15 Key Points. Awarded a USPTO patent: TOT lines for construction – initial projects in NOLA.
December 2013: Updating a working article about the evolution of the Big Board – little universe project. We developed a little tour through it. Students began using the board to explore the very nature of science and knowledge.
March 2012: Wrote an overview of the Big Board attempting to use the format and style of Wikipedia. It was conditionally accepted by some Wikipedia editors in mid-April. It was indexed on the web for the last two weeks of April before being deleted on May 2, 2012 as original research. The intention was to have that work force us to find the primary reference articles that could justify using these concepts in the way we were using them.
December 19, 2011: Substituted again. Initiated the Big Board of our little universe.
March 2011: Asked to substitute for high school geometry classes to focus on the platonic solids. Engaged the icosahedron and dodecahedron. Developed models of a cumulative or Pentakis dodecahedron.
2009: Move to New Orleans from California to re-open a small production studio, to have a place for a Center for Perfection Studies, and to launch the local productions by DMA (USA) and by country.
2001: Re-branded the show for the third time. Small Business School clears on 200+ stations in the USA (PBS-TV) and thousands worldwide through the Voice of America-TV
Learned about the death of a friend, David Bohm (1992). Thought about a visit with him in 1977 and his little book, “Fragmentation and Wholeness” and now I asked the question, “What is inside the tetrahedron?”
Opened our first web site in December 1994. Broadcast a weekly half-hour about best business practices for over 50 seasons (14+ years) via PBS-TV stations throughout the USA and via the Voice of America-TV (weekdays on nine global satellites) around the world. Re-broadcast by Dubai Business Channel and CCTV-9 in China.
1990-1993: Consultant for IBM
1986-1992: Software developer focused on PARC, object-oriented programming.
1983-1992: Business Consultant
1982: One of IBM’s first small business partners, outperformed the nation, won a corvette.
January 1981: Re-engaged with a company that I had started in 1971. Within two years we had over 100 employees.
January 1980: Resident Theologian, The American Church in Paris, studying with Olivia Costa de Beauregard and JP Vigier of the Institut Henri Poincaré. By the end of that year, got a job.
August 1979: Coordinated a display project at MIT for the World Council of Churches with 77 of the world’s leading, living scholars at that time (that list is linked from here).
October 1977. Visited with David Bohm in London focused on points, lines, triangles and the tetrahedron. Discussed it all in a meeting with Carl Friedrich von Weisäcker.
September 1975. Began doctoral program on perfected-states in space-time and the Hypostatic Union. Primary focus was on the EPR Paradox and the work of John Bell at CERN. Visited Bell at CERN as a guest of a former director-general, Victor Weisskopf (chairman, MIT Physics) and Lew Kowarski. Studied extensively with John Findlay and briefly with Hans Gadamer.
January 1973. Matriculated at BU STH studying the foundations of physics as related to the foundations of theology. Engaged the aRb, the subject-object discussions using the expression, “The Relation is the Primary Real and space and time, subject and object, are derivative.” Through the Boston Theological Institute, studied with Arthur McGill, Harvard, focused on hypostatic constructs within Austin Farrer’s 1943 book, Finite and Infinite.
December 1972. Bob Cohen, chairman of BU’s Physics Department and the Center for Philosophy and History of Science, asks me to discuss perfection concepts with Harry Oliver at the BU School of Theology. Oliver and Dean J. Robert Nelson extend an invitation to study with them. Awarded two fellowships to pay for it all.
January 1971. Started a business, became associated with a think tank in Cambridge (Synectics), and began focusing on perfected moments in space-time. Began studying the physics, philosophy and psychology of perfected states. Re-engaged John Wesley. Became affiliated with a mid-week evening lecture-debate group regarding first-principles in physics. It involved some of the finest within academia in the Boston area and from around the world. Became affiliated with the Philomorphs with Arthur Loeb (Carpenter Arts Center) at Harvard’s Sever Hall. Bucky Fuller was an associate.
January 1970. Became the first full-time employee (without title) functioning as an Executive Director to organize congressional conferences in DC, fund-raising events throughout NYC, full-page ads in the NY Times and WSJ, a Madison Square Garden Rally, and meetings about global priorities, i.e., Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Sihanouk (in Toronto).
October 1969. Engaged the Fund for New Priorities in America while attending the Graduate School of New School for Social Research. Working on a masters degree on the foundations of creativity focusing on Carl Jung’s philosophy of archetypes and the Platonic Eidos. Taught 2nd grade special studies in PS 48x, Hunts Point, Bronx.
January 1968. Work with E. Paul Torrance of the Univ. Georgia using his Creativity Testing with pre-schoolers.
September 1965. Matriculate at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC June 1965: Graduate from Wilmington HS in Massachusetts.
November 1963. Joined the Students for a Democratic Society at Harvard University, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and actively studied the formation of national and global political priorities.
October 1962. Studied interior geometrical structure and possibly came up with a new corollary
July 20, 1959. Eye accident, traumatic impact, dislocation (dramatic dreams)
July 20, 1952. Fascinated with a Brownie Camera, inverted images, and the nature of light
July 20, 1947. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts