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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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Stringbean,Grandpa Jones,Roy Clark and Bobby Thompson - John Henry(Hee Haw Show Feb 12, 1972)
Stringbean Grandpa Jones Roy Clark and Bobby Thompson John Henry Live on tv program Hee Haw Episode 70 , Feb 12, 1972 Hee-Haw Full Episode ...
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John Henry Thompson Ashtanga 2011 May
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John Henry Thompson Year Three Ashtanga Primary #301
John Henry Thompson Year Three Ashtanga Primary #301.
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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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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 - Learning Creative Learning - intro
Processed video of my introduction to the Learning Creative Learning online community.
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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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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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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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DICE Preview on Devices 2017-09-13
John Henry Thompson DICE=Distributed Instrument for Computed Expression.
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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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Training Capoeria with Batista and Lauren
Showing some moves to Lauren, Drexel grad student, on Sunday May 7, 2006.
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Henry Thompson sings Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer at Westin Kierland Resort
Henry is called on-stage for an impromptu performance at the Westin Kierland Resort Scottsdale in front of a 100+ person audience on July 3, 2017.
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LingoBook.m4v
LingoWorks book - published 1996. How to program in Lingo for Macromedia Director. Guided by teach at NYU/Interactive Program for about 10 years.
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marshmallow challenge
marshmallow challenge for Learning Creative Learning course.
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DirectorProduct.m4v
Adobe Director, formerly, MacroMedia Director. Top multi-media authoring tools in the 1990's.
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John Henry Ramsey and Paul Thompson... Knocking on Heavens Door
via YouTube Capture.
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