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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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Joe Thompson And Odell Thompson - John Henry
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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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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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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 - Learning Creative Learning - intro
Processed video of my introduction to the Learning Creative Learning online community.
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John Henry Thompson Ashtanga 2011 May
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Helpless...John Henry Ramsey and Paul Thompson
via YouTube Capture.
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Priceless advantages? - Henry Thompson
Henry Thompson raises the question of the balance between the benefits the internet affords and its negative aspects, with interventions by Aleks Krotoski an...
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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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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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Training Capoeria with Batista and Lauren
Showing some moves to Lauren, Drexel grad student, on Sunday May 7, 2006.
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John Henry Ramsey and Paul Thompson... Knocking on Heavens Door
via youtube Capture.
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Prof. Henry S. Thompson - Understanding the Web, How Theory and Practice Diverge
Prof Henry S. Thompson divides his time between the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, where he is Reader in Artificial Intelligence and C...
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Courtney Capoiera Angola at MIT MediaLab
Courtney plays Capoiera Angola at MIT MediaLab.
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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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Hoda SF 1987 Batista vs Marcelo 2.
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Marcelo Encounter 1995 Malabarista 30fps
Marcelo Encounter 1995 Malabarista 30fps.
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Marcelo Encounter 1995 - Marcelo vs. ?
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