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Even in high school, John Henry Thompson was interested in computer programming languages. He taught himself several programming languages such as FORTRAN, PLI, COBOL and JCL while working in a New York research facility. Thompson's goal was to absorb as much knowledge as possible so he could invent his own computer language. After graduating from High School, he attended MIT where he obtained a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Visual Arts. By combining these two seemingly disparate disciplines, Thompson wanted to bridge the gap between art and technology. Four years later as a chief scientist at Macromedia™, he was able to make progress towards this goal. He developed a number of products, many of them based on his most famous invention, Lingo programming: a scripting language that helps render visuals in computer programs. Thompson used Lingo in one of his better-known computer inventions, Macromedia™ Director. Macromedia™ Director is able to incorporate different graphic formats (such as BMP, AVI, JPEG, QuickTime, PNG, RealVideo and vector graphics) to create multi-media content and applications, thus combining computer programming language with visual art. Lingo is now used with many programs that have interactive simulations with graphics, animation, sound, and video. Along with Macromedia™ Director, Thompson has helped develop MediaMaker, Actions, VideoWorks Accelerator, and Video Works II. Lingo has also been used to create flash and shockwave programs that now are prevalent in video games, web design, animation, and graphics.


 
John Henry Thompson Gleaner Interview
John Henry Thompson Gleaner Interview, May 5 2012. Reporter Alessandro Boyd.
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John Henry Thompson - Learning Creative Learning - intro
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Ashtanga Primary 100th practice - John Henry Thompson
My 100th practice of Ashtanga Primary Series. Took about 9 months.
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Joe Thompson And Odell Thompson - John Henry
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John Henry Thompson Year Two Ashtanga Primary #231
My practice of Ashtanga Primary Series after two years, five months. Practice number 231. Audio muted. Recording on Aptek camera that produced audio buzz.
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John Henry Thompson Year Three Ashtanga Primary #301
John Henry Thompson Year Three Ashtanga Primary #301.
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Carolina Chocolate Drops w/ Joe Thompson- John Henry
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. The chocolate drops with 88 year old fiddler Joe Thomspon doing the song"John Henry" in a small un-amplified showcase ...
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Bobby Thompson - John Henry (Area Code 615)
I isolated the banjo as best I could - Better banjo playing from Bobby on this earlier album. Album: Trip In The Country Track #: 23 Year: 1970.
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John Henry
Provided to YouTube by FINETUNES John Henry · Hank Thompson Pathway Of My Life 1966 - 1986 ℗ 1967 Bear Family Records GmbH Released on: ...
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John Henry Ramsey and Paul Thompson... Knocking on Heavens Door
via YouTube Capture.
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Training Capoeria with Batista and Lauren
Showing some moves to Lauren, Drexel grad student, on Sunday May 7, 2006.
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Helpless...John Henry Ramsey and Paul Thompson
via YouTube Capture.
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ColorDance.m4v
Processed video created about 1984 at the MIT Visible Language Workshop. Custom software written by John Henry Thompson on rare 32-bit computer and full ...
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Uncle Henry Show: John Edd Thompson
Mobile, Alabama broadcasting icon John Edd Thompson visits the Uncle Henry Show in January 1990.
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Marcelo Encounter 1995 Malabarista 30fps
Marcelo Encounter 1995 Malabarista 30fps.
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3dLaunch.m4v
3d animation created at MIT Visible Language Workshop about 1984 by John Henry Thompson. I built custom software and z80 hardware to interface computer ...
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Courtney Capoiera Angola at MIT MediaLab
Courtney plays Capoiera Angola at MIT MediaLab.
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Rich versus Eric Chicago Murray
A roda in Austin, Texas hosted by Free Angola. The Eastside Capoeira Society From: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7050582697069082113.
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3dblow.m4v
3D animation on still image of me back in 1984 or so. Created at the MIT Visible Language Workshop.
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MMA Update; UFC 197 Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier; Thompson vs Hendricks results
Jon Jones fights Daniel Cormier on April 23rd for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 197. Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo fight for the flyweight title ...
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