Thursday, October 04, 2007

AMIA 2007 in Rochester

Just returned from Rochester, NY - home of the Assoc of Moving Image Archivists 2007 conference and the birthplace of Kodak. Got up early and toured Kodak's moving image facility. Saw lots of nifty things - how they slice and perforate 35mm in near pitch black rooms, where they mix the light sensitive chemicals for the emulsion. I also saw some sad stuff - lots of rubble from Kodak buildings that were being destroyed from disuse. Kodak is definitely a spectre of its former self.

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