Head of the Edinburgh International Science Festival pledges to pedal-power ECCI's low carbon movie night

15 April 2015

Head of the Edinburgh International Science Festival SIMON GAGE pledges to pedal-power a low carbon movie night at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

The bike-powered screening of ‘Future My Love’, winner of the Green Doc award at Dokufest 2013, forms part of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation's 'Low Carbon Future' series for Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Simon Gage said: "I am delighted that the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation’s programme of events is part of this year’s Science Festival.  As we all consider the implications of our energy use and its impact on our environment, it’s wonderful to see ECCI encouraging us to get on our bikes and envisage a low carbon future in such an engaging way."

The screening will be followed by a panel debate with World AI expert AUSTIN TATE and award-winning journalist LESLEY RIDDOCH.

The tow will join the film’s producer, SONJA HENRICI and chair and cleantech entrepreneur Phil Bruner. Audience members will also be invited to participate. 

At the brink of losing the idealistic love of her life, filmmaker Maja Borg takes us on a poetic road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. Winner of the Green Doc award at Dokufest 2013.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT. 

Future-facing panel

Lesley Riddoch is an awarding winning writer, journalist, campaigner and broadcaster who writes regularly for the Scotsman, Guardian and in her blog. Lesley recently published a book: ‘Blossom: What Scotland Needs To Flourish’, which relates stories of Scots who’ve struggled against the odds to improve their communities.

@LesleyRiddoch

http://www.lesleyriddoch.co.uk

Austin Tate is a world expert on AI, his research includes Artificial Intelligence, robotics and telecommand and control of deep spacecraft. Austin is Director of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) and holds the Personal Chair of Knowledge-Based Systems at the University of Edinburgh. 

@batate

http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate/  

Future My Love, by Maja Borg: At the brink of losing the idealistic love of her life, filmmaker Maja Borg takes us on a poetic road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. Winner of the Green Doc award at Dokufest 2013.

http://www.futuremylove.com

For the first time ever ECCI is partnering with the Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival: the world’s first celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.

Under the banner of 'What does a low carbon future look like?', ECCI will open its doors for two days of action packed events, including a one of performance from automotive adventurer, comedian and writer Robert Llewellyn, a bike-powered screening of experimental documentary Future My Love and a chance to poke around the latest electric and hydrogen vehicles in our future vehicle showcase.

More information & tickets:  http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/what-does-a-low-carbon-future-look-like

 

 

 

In partnership with Visions for Change and the 2020 Climate Group.