Experiment in laser optics. Photo courtesy Greater Rochester Visitors Association
Imaging Center of the World and More
Rochester is the home of the George Eastman camera
and Eastman Kodak Company; the development of xerography from
Chester Carlson's invention and the Xerox Corporation; and the
development of optic systems by the Bausch and Lomb Company. Both
Eastman and Carlson have left generous legacies at such
institutions as the Eastman School of Music, the University of
Rochester, and the Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the
Rochester Institute of Technology.
Advances in imaging technologies and techniques are
routinely developed by businesses in Rochester both large and small
-- then exported around the world. Rochester's companies and
universities are the site of advanced research in holographic and
electronic imaging, color science, laser systems, digital imaging,
and electronic publishing. Rochester Institute of Technology
prepares students for careers ranging from the fine arts to
ophthalmic photography. The University of Rochester's Institute of
Optics operates the Center for Advanced Optical Technology and
offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in optics. In 1992, Rochester
was selected by the National Science Foundation to become the home
of the Center for Electronic Imaging, an outgrowth of the
successful collaboration of the University of Rochester, Rochester
Institute of Technology, Kodak and Xerox.
Originally submitted by: Louise McIntosh Slaughter, Representative (28th District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.