Once upon a time there were no Science Festivals. In 1990 the first of its kind started here in Edinburgh, the festival city indeed, and it's gone from strength to strength, spawning others across the globe.
I remember the first year it happened, my mother got special permission from my school to let me leave early for five days so we could go to a series of lectures. And so being able to work with the organisation 25 years later - for that is the anniversary it was celebrating this year - fills me with a strange pride.
My first stop this year was at the LateLab they held on launch day, back in January. The theme this year was patterns so we were treated to a lot of patterns!
And so to the first LateLab proper, an Atmosphere screening of Logan's Run with a live recreation of the Carrousel scene. Not the most immersive setup I've seen there, but certainly one of the most dramatic, and the experimental 3D hologram was deeply disturbing!