Developed over seven years, Ultrawild is an optimistic book about creative thinking, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and the potential for massive change. Filled with laugh-out-loud design-ridiculousness, it aims to empower and excite a new generation of designers, scientists, engineers and ultra-wild thinkers.
This is a big format hardcover book that requires an A3 courier satchel.
Claire Mabey, The Spinoff, Aotearoa Books of the Year, 2023 ~ This visionary, intricate, outrageous road map for integrated thinking is mind blowing. It’s funny, it’s a melding of engineering, hi-tech, botany, zoology and pure creative thinking. Required reading for everyone, most especially political leaders and those feeling like we’ve run out of ideas: this book proves we really haven’t.
The School Library, Read NZ ~ This brilliant conversation-starter will rewire how young readers perceive “environmentalism,” fusing creativity and science while spotlighting nature’s splendour. Brimming with humour and hope, ‘Ultra Wild’ shows Earth’s magnificent ecosystems still have a fighting chance if we unleash our imagination in time. What wild innovations might we dream up together? Mushin hands us the mantle to find out. Read the full review.
About the author
Steve Mushin is an industrial designer, artist and inventor who collaborates with scientists and engineers to solve perplexing problems that no one else seems to know what to do about – like what can be done with explosive cow gas or how to make bikes fly or cities transform into jungles as fast as possible. Steve has exhibited large-scale design drawings and models around Australia and in Japan. He works between Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and in 2015 received an Australian Design Honours award for his work in sustainable futures thinking. Ultrawild is Steve’s first book.