October 26th, 2010
I arrived in Owego, NY (no not Oswego…) in the mid afternoon and wandered down the tree lined streets to the ETC. Owego, apparently one of the “coolest small towns in america” is really nice. It’s a very interesting mix of downtown and residential. Coming in the fall is really great because everything has that sort of overcast look to it, while the trees are exploding with color. I sort of expect small towns to eternally look like they do in the fall. I would like to see this place under a blanket of snow though. Also, this is the kind of place where people will ask you why you’re taking pictures of the surroundings…
Arriving at the Experimental TV Center, up the stairs past the storage area of a gift shop, I actually went into the office at first. I was saying to myself “Oh…is this all?” There was a desk, futon for sleeping, wall of tapes and a toilet facing the Susquehanna river with no curtain to hide yourself. After relaxing in there for a while, I decided to poke around to see if I had missed something. Opening the adjacent door, it was like that scene in the Goonies where they find the secret ship room full of One Eyed Willy’s treasure. Words of course, don’t do it justice:
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There will be more detailed pictures and descriptions after the jump. Tomorrow I learn how to actually turn the equipment on and how to patch my computer into it and stuff like that.
Lots more pictures after the jump!
Right next to the workspace, is the living space:
Workspace towards the front:
View out front onto Owego, “Coolest small town in America”:
Coming soon, video of the space and pictures of the fabulous toilet that overlooks the river.
EDIT: Behold! (I had to wait for it to be daylight again)