Sold out debut for ECCI at Edinburgh International Science Festival.

23 April 2015

For the first time ever this year ECCI partnered with Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival to present a series of FREE events under the banner of 'What does a low carbon future look like?’.

Both the Bike-Powered screening of Future My Love and the talk by cult comedy legend and Automotive Adventurer Robert Llewelyn sold out, with a variety of other events expanding minds and raising smiles over the weekend.

Events included a chance to poke around the latest electric and hydrogen vehicles in our future vehicle showcase and a live art experiment with graphic novelist and painter James MacKay.

Head of the Edinburgh International Science Festival Simon Gage pedalled for a FULL 90 MINS - the duration of green documentary FUTURE MY LOVE - to keep ECCI's bike-powered cinema viewers entertained.

Image of Simon Gage, Head of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, by Joshua Smythe.

On hand cinema engineer and designer Ron Brown calculated the cyclists generated 400 W hours over the 90 mins, a good 50+ extra W hours than the system needs to keep running - strong cycling!

The cyclists consumed 10 bananas, 8 muffins and 5 litres of water (although empty stomachs were not checked beforehand...).

The screening was followed by a panel discussion with the film’s producer, Sonja Henrici, award winning broadcaster, journalist and campaigner Lesley Riddoch, world leading AI expert Austin Tate and clean tech entrepreneur and academic Phillip Bruner.

Look out for more bike-powered screenings at ECCI soon, especially as the University of Edinburgh will soon have its own student built system...

Pictured: Future-facing panel: Award winning broadcaster, journalist and campaigner Lesley Riddoch, world leading AI expert Austin Tate.

Thanks to our sponsors Visions for Change, 2020 Climate Group and University of Edinburgh Department of SRS.


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