2018 Binghamton Bridge Pedal
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

2018 Binghamton Bridge Pedal

Family friendly, leisurely nine mile police-escorted bike ride, or a four mile Junior Ride option.  Ride along the rivers, over landmark bridges and through downtown Binghamton, stopping to rest at points of interest with expert guides along the way.

Depart TechWorks! 9 am Return 11 am-ish After Pedal Party 11am - 1 pm
Admission: $11 for adults & $4 for Children (12 & under).  Includes bike ride, t-shirt, and After Pedal Party - featuring local foods and a tour of TechWorks! and FREE helmets for riders youth 16 and under


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Flights, Cameras, Action
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Flights, Cameras, Action

Tons of stuff to try on Father's Day Saturday:  

Fly in a Link flight trainer from the 1960s or 1980s - younger versions of the famous Link Blue Blue in WWII.

Ansco  Film Fest - visitors' choice of  vintage Hollywood scenes from the 1930s - 1950s shot on films that earned Ansco technical Oscars.

Punch and sort IBM cards, Play a Link Nickelodeon, Emboss in Braille, Bend giant paperclips, Select lottery numbers with a 1980s Atari system,  Create souvenir banners on IBM S/360 printer.     Be sure to visit the exhibit of cameras and photographic firsts by Ansco, later General Aniline & Film.   Young children are welcome when accompanied by adults at all times.

$5 admission

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Binghamton Historical Soundwalk
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Binghamton Historical Soundwalk

The Binghamton Historical Soundwalk Project uses sound to showcase Binghamton's history and inspire year-round residents and students alike. The First Friday Soundwalk departs TechWorks! every 30 minutes, returning for Resonant Technologies audio art installation and a reception.

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Baby, It's CODE Inside
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Baby, It's CODE Inside

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Ticket & T-Shirt - Baby, It's CODE Inside
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Tickets -  $5 each,  T Shirts $10 each.   Please add each item to cart before checking out.  Or purchase a T shirt on line and ticket at the door.

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An all-day coding event for teens of all skill levels, guided by Women in Technology @ Binghamton University and veteran computer professionals.  Stop by for an hour or spend the day.  Try your first coding project from Hour of Code or learn to control Scribbler robots using Python, a coding tool used in many industries.  Visit the Vintage IBM Computing Center to create custom banner printouts with Apollo-era machines, as seen in the movie, Hidden Figures.  OR - spend the day learning to Code Your Own Video Game with Unity software.

Snacks included in $5 ticket. 

Get a terrific, long-sleeve, 100% cotton T shirts for an additional $10.  Order in advance to be sure we have your size when you arrive.

Hour of Code & Python with robots sessions start on the hour, every hour.  Code Your Own Video Game   9am - 3 pm Drop in anytime for Make & Takes -- Braille, Giant Paper Clips, & custom banner prints at Vintage IBM Computing Center.

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Structures + Site: An evening with Sound Artists Mendi & Keith Obadike

Mendi + Keith Obadike will discuss recent art projects ranging from site specific installation to data sonification.

Free admission - Reservations are recommended

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Mendi + Keith Obadike make art, music, and literature. They have exhibited and performed at The New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art. Their projects include a series of large-scale public sound art works: “Blues Speaker (for James Baldwin)” at The New School (commissioned by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics with Harlem Stage), “Free/Phase” at the Chicago Cultural Center and Rebuild Foundation, and “Compass Song” (commissioned by Times Square Arts). Their recent gallery exhibitions include Numbers Station [Furtive Movements] at RYAN LEE Gallery, and the group show Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at The Whitechapel Gallery, London. Their honors include a Rockefeller New Media Arts Fellowship, Pick Laudati Award for Digital Art, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award.

 Bios: Keith received a BA in Art from North Carolina Central University and an MFA in Sound Design from Yale University. He is an associate professor in the Communication Department at William Paterson University and a digital media editor at the journal Obsidian. Mendi received a BA in English from Spelman College and a PhD in Literature from Duke University. She is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute and a poetry editor at Fence Magazine. They both serve as art advisors to the Times Square Alliance and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

 Sponsored by The Binghamton Historical Soundwalk Project, TechWorks!, the Cinema Department at Binghamton University, the Binghamton University English Department, and the BU Visual & Material Cultures TAE.

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Jump into the Olympic spirit @ TechWorks! Open House President's Day
Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Jump into the Olympic spirit @ TechWorks! Open House President's Day

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Get ready for Monday night’s final sledding event of the 2018 Olympics.  

Climb aboard a bobsled raced in the Sochi Olympics - take a selfie in a
     sled built in Johnson City, painted by BT BOCES students

Check out a Skeleton Sled raced by the Jamaican Bobsled Team  (no joke).  You can wiggle in and try to steer in a dry run (no ice).

View sledding videos, incudling Randy Will on sled design & racing strategy.

Bend giant paperclips, Emboss in Braille, Print IBM banner messages,
Pick lottery number with 1980s Atari,  Punch and sort IBM cards.

Check out Ansco cameras and film history in our new exhibit
     Highlights of the Dodge Camera Collection.

 Its your last chance to create a hanging chad with a vintage Votomatic
  machine -Counting Your Votes exhibit closes Feb 24th.

Admission $5/person, includes seasonal snacks.   Warm clothing recommended.

321 Water Street,  Binghamton, NY 13901             607-723-8600
email:  info@ctandi.org                     Facebook:  TechWorksBing

 

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Gold medalist and co-founder of Legacy Sleds, Jimmy Shea with Skeleton sled and Jamaican sledders who raced the sled in the TechWorks! collection.  Experience it yourself!

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Eric Ross - Music from the Future
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Eric Ross - Music from the Future

Eric Ross  and his Avant Garde Ensemble return for their third TechWorks! engagement.
https://wskg.org/arts/the-center-for-technology-and-innovation-presents-music-from-the-future/
Eric Ross,composer and Theremin Master,  also performs on guitar, keyboard, and synthesizers.  Eric has performed his original electro-acoustic avante garde compositions around the world, including at the Kennedy Center, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and jazz festivals in Newport, Berlin, Montreux (Switzerland) and North Sea (Rotterdam).  Eric is a favorite artist at Binghamton blues and jazz festivals.  

Eric will be joined in his third TechWorks! performance by fellow thereminist Jason Smeltzer, Eric J. Roth on guitar and lute, and a special guest, performance artist Atsuko Yuma from Japan.  Atsuko Yuma has exhibited and performed across the globe, including at the United Nations (NYC), Shanghai, and Japan. In her return engagement at TechWorks!, Atsuko will dance with her soft-sculpture creations that evoke the spirit of the earth, Japanese culture, and a call for peace.

https://www.facebook.com/events/179737882790220/

http://www.ericross.info

https://atsukoyuma.jimdo.com/

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Global Game Jam 2018
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Global Game Jam 2018

Ticket include entrance to all Global Game Jam activities:

Opening Ceremony at Harry Prew Conference Center (Friday 5PM), Coding in Applied Technology Atrium  -Friday until 10PM, Saturday 8AM - 10 PM, Sunday 8AM - 5PM; Closing Ceremony at Harry Prew Conference Center (Sunday 5-7PM).  Plus Overnight Coding sessions at Fairfield Inn, 864 Upper Front Street, Friday 10 PM - Saturday 8AM and Saturday 10PM-8AM.  Overnight Coding Sessions include access to fitness center, pool, and showers - bring a bathing suit and towel.  Snacks & beverages included; meals not included.

Ticket certificate emailed in time for holiday giving.

Code your butt off at the Global Game Jam - co-hosted by TechWorks! and SUNY Broome.

Game themes are announced Friday at 5PM - work in teams all weekend -  Teams upload games to international website at 5PM Sunday.  At the closing ceremony, teams present their game - what it does, how it was designed, and why folks should give it a spin.  Join 500 sites around the world - all working on the same theme.

Three simple steps to participate in Binghamton's only Global Game Jam site:

1. Sign up on the official web site  https://globalgamejam.org/2018/jam-sites/techworks

2. Reserve your space on-line now.  The TechWorks! - SUNY Broome site has room for 30 gamers.  Buy tickets in advance on-line or at the event,  if space is available.

3. Sharpen your game creation skills so you're ready to go.  Most teams will build their game using Unity game engine design software.  Download free software https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download    and practice.  Sign up for a TechWorks! Code Your Own Video Game Unity training - a two day workshop Dec 27-28th at Binghamton High School or a one day workshop Jan 15th at TechWorks!. 

Click here to purchase Global Game Jam ticket(s) on line: 

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Flights, Cameras, Action!
Jan
17
5:00 PM17:00

Flights, Cameras, Action!

Exhibit of Ansco Firsts in Photographic Technology and 150 years of 3D image technology by Binghamton companies.   Highlights from the S. C. and Wilbur Dodge Collection of Ansco Cameras.   In honor of Wilbur Dodge's long career at Link and his passion for music, the antique Link Nickelodeon will be playing and the Link Pilot Makers will be flying .

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Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Code Your Own Video Game - 1 day workshop

Learn to code your own video games with Unity software.  Taught by simulation software professional and Binghamton University computer science student(s).  Bring your laptop and ideas for a cool game and learn to make it real. Working in pairs or threes is a great way to start building skills for the Global Game Jam 2018 - co-hosted by TechWorks! at SUNY Broome - January 26-28th.

Buy ticket(s) in advance & get a Certificate for Holiday Gifting

Location:  TechWorks! - 321 Water Street, Binghamton-one block north of Clinton St Bridge

$ 25 fee  includes lunch, beverages, WIFI.  Bring your own computer, pre-loaded with Unity software.    https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download

 

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Dec
27
to Dec 28

Code Your Own Video Game

Learn to code your own video games with Unity software.  Taught by simulation software professional and coached by Binghamton University computer science students,  Work in pairs with hardware and software provided at the site.  Bring your ideas for a cool game and learn to make it real.   This workshop is a great way to start building skills for the Global Game Jam 2018 - co-hosted by TechWorks! at SUNY Broome.   

Buy ticket(s) in advance & get a Certificate for Holiday Gifting

Location:  Binghamton High School, 31 Main Street, Room A101

$ 25 fee - Two days of 4 hour workshop. lunch, snacks & beverages

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Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Flights, Cameras, Action - Holiday Open House

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Tons of devices to try at the TechWorks! Holiday Open House:

Pilot a Link flight trainer, Punch and sort IBM cards, Play a Link Nickelodeon, Emboss in Braille, Bend giant paperclips, Watch an IBM Blood Cell Processor in action, Select lottery numbers with a 1980s Atari system,  Vote with 1920s  lever machines and 1960s Votomatic technology (create hanging chads as in 2000 Presidential election in Florida),  Watch Universal Instruments VCD machine populate printed circuits, and Create souvenir banners on IBM S/360 printer.

Check out new devices -  2017 skeleton sled built by Randy Will and raced by Jamaican Olympic team, 1980s IBM Check Sorter with Magnetic Ink Character Recognition, 1960s Underwater Scooter (aka Swimmer Delivery Vehicle) designed by Ed Link, and Highlights of the Wilbur Dodge Collection of Ansco Cameras.

Seasonal refreshments, techno souvenirs,  music, and fun for all.  Young children are welcome when accompanied by adults at all times.

$5 admission

 

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Code Your Own Video Game - Unity software training
Oct
13
to Oct 21

Code Your Own Video Game - Unity software training

Unity is a free 3D/2D game engine. It can be used to create video games or applications on Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and Mobile platforms. In the first two days you will learn how to use Unity Game Engine, Monodevelop Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the C# programming language. Day three is dedicated to creating your own video game and finally day four is for advanced methods that will help you to continue making your own video game. Seven dollar (7$) admission fee per session, includes three hours of software training, pizza, beverages and handouts. It is advised you bring your own computer, pre-downloaded with Unity Game Engine. To ensure a seat RSVP, tickets sold at the door.

Dates:
10/13/2017 | 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m | Learning the basics of Unity Game Engine.
10/14/2017 | 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m | Learning programming basics.
10/20/2017 | 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m | Creating a Demo game in Unity Game Engine.
10/21/2017 | 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m | Learning advanced Unity Techniques and advanced programing techniques.

Location:
TechWorks! 321 Water St, Binghamton, NY, one block north of clinton street bridge.
(five minute walk from BC connection bus terminal)

Contact Information:
(607) 723-8600
info@ctandi.org

Unity Download
(https://store.unity.com/)

FAQ:

Q: Is Unity free?
A: Unity is free for personal use. It can also be bought for additional features.

Q: Where is Unity used?
A: Unity Game Engine is used by hobbyists and businesses alike. It is easy to learn and powerful. It is used in the Video Game industry and in the Simulation Training industry.

Q: Why do I want to learn Unity?
A: Learning Unity opens up many job opportunities in the software engineering job field.

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Oct
9
to Jan 25

Counting Her Votes - A century of voting technology Exhibit Opening

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The flood of votes by women created a need.  Introduced in the 1890s,  lever voting machines became commercially viable when women's suffrage became the law of the land.  In the 1960s,  IBM Endicott's punch card technology was adapted to record and tabulate votes, a system that continued in use until the early 21st century in many states, including Florida.  In the digital age of today, New Yorkers vote with Optical Scan Tabulators. 

Try all of three of these technologies at TechWorks! from Oct 9th, 2017 - Jan 25th, 2018.

Presented in collaboration with the Broome County Board of Elections as part of the NYS Paths Through History Weekend, Oct 2017.  Curated by Karl Bernhardsen and Justin MacGregor, Broome County Board of Elections,  AAUW - Southern Tier Chapter, and Emily Sainz, Binghamton University, Class of 2018.

At TechWorks! Vintage IBM Computing Center, the only site on the East Coast to see historic IBM machines in action, check out an IBM 1401 system (1959), the data tabulating machines used by the VOTOMATIC card voting system (2nd photo from left, below).

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Baby, It's CODE Inside
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Baby, It's CODE Inside

Code to your heart's content with a little help from Women in Technology@BU and the Vintage IBM Computing Center team.   Try your hand at code.org activities for all ages, teach a robot to avoid obstacles (like a self-driving car), and watch 50 year old IBM computers punch and sort cards and print on green-bar paper, just like you saw in the movieHidden Figures.  Take a break to play an antique Link Nickelodeon and walk inside a giant camera to checkout what's happening outside TechWorks!   Best for ages 13- 18.   Parents must sign permission slips at the door for children 12 and under.

$5 admission includes all activities and snacks.   Terrific long-sleeve T Shirts for $10

Conveniently located 5 minute walk from BC Connection bus station, one block north of Clinton Street Bridge.  Plenty of parking.

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Sudsy Brews & Fiery Food Fest
Oct
8
1:00 PM13:00

Sudsy Brews & Fiery Food Fest

Savor craft beer from dozens of Upstate NY breweries and spicy food from local eateries, served by knowledgable home brewers from around town.

Play a nickelodeon, step inside a giant camera, see the Apollo Lunar Module Simulator, Olympic bob sled,  and other products of Upstate ingenuity.

 

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Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

Binghamton Bridge Pedal

The Binghamton Bridge Pedal is a 9 mile leisurely ride that starts and ends at TechWorks!, 321 Water Street, in downtown Binghamton.  Pedal alongside the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, and throughout the city, crossing several landmark bridges. There will be several stops at local parks, as well as significant historic and cultural sites along the way.

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Pioneering Vehicles & Their Inventors
Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Pioneering Vehicles & Their Inventors

$5 admission includes Technology in action at the Vintage IBM Computing Center - Punch and sort cards; Send Telegraph messages with vintage railroad equipment; Play music on a player piano and Link Nickelodeon, Emboss in Braille, Bend a giant paperclip, Step inside a Giant Walk-In Pinhole camera, and Enjoy ice cream from Inside Scoop.

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Mar
12
10:00 AM10:00

Baby It's Code Inside

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Want to learn how to code in Python? Want to see your code come to life in the form of a Scribbler robot singing, dancing, and speaking? Then come on down to our Baby It's Code Inside event on March 12, 2016 from 10AM-3PM at TechWorks!

Click here for more information

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Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

Binghamton Bridge Pedal - How Cool is That?

The 9th Annual Binghamton Bridge Pedal is a 9 mile leisurely ride that starts and ends at TechWorks!, 321 Water Street, in downtown Binghamton.  Pedal alongside the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, and throughout the city, crossing several landmark bridges. There will be several stops at local parks, as well as significant historic and cultural sites along the way. Tour guides from several transportation, cultural, historic, and community organizations will be at the event to speak about these significant sites. Riders will be in one group, staying together throughout the event.   At the end of the bike ride, get refreshed with ice cream and frozen delights at the 4th annual Coolest Dessert in Town Contest!

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