SUNY Broome instructor, students curate TechWorks! camera exhibit

Black and white cameraSUNY Broome instructor Marcia Blackburn and two of her Image Theory students, Matthew Otey and Cody Taylor, are curating an exhibit of Ansco cameras at TechWorks! at 321 Water St. in Binghamton. The cameras come from the Wilbur Dodge Collection.

The exhibit opens from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, and is part of the TechWorks! Holiday Open House. TechWorks! is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.


In addition to the cameras, new collection items on display include:

  • 1960s Underwater scooter by Ed Link – think Lloyd Bridges in Sea Hunt
  • 1980s IBM Check Reader – Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) technology
  • 2017 Skeleton sled built by Randy Will – raced by Jamaican Olympic team

Technology in Action on Thanksgiving Saturday include:

  • IBM Blood Cell Processor – demonstrated by Alan Jones
  • IBM S/360 Printer & Card Punch/Sorter – make a banner for the holidays with Bob Lusch
  • Link Pilot Trainers – demonstrated by Gordon Ruston and friends
  • Universal Instruments electronic assembly – demonstrated by Don Burschnik
  • Pick lottery numbers with 1980s Atari computer – demonstrated by Rich Modafferi
  • Vote with 1920s Lever Machine technology & 1960s Votomatic (of hanging chad fame)
  • Play a Link Nickelodeon, Bend a giant paperclip with holiday card, Emboss a Braille greeting,
    and more.