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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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John Henry Thompson Year Three Ashtanga Primary #301.
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John Henry Thompson Year Two Ashtanga Primary #231
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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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Joe Thompson And Odell Thompson - John Henry
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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
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WESTERN SWING. Hank Thompson***** John Henry.
Thought I would do a western swing old but gold track. Just cut a video to go with it if you like it thumb it up if you don't still thumb it up lol.
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DAY242 - Harlan Pepper - John Henry plus Bonus Track
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Training Capoeria with Batista and Lauren
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Guy-Thompson Band - Drift Away (John Henry Kurtz Cover)
Guy-Thompson Band perform "Drift Away" (John Henry Kurtz Cover) at Keep The Music Alive! Southern Rock And Blues Fest. ( A Music Ranch benefit concert).
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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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NYU Black Genius Award 1997
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