Great Black Men in HistoryStaying informed is half the battle...


John Henry Thompson
John Henry Thompson John Henry Thompson


Share



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.
Watch Video
John Henry Thompson Year Three Ashtanga Primary #301
No Description Available
Watch Video
Ashtanga Primary 100th practice - John Henry Thompson
My 100th practice of Ashtanga Primary Series. Took about 9 months.
Watch Video
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 ...
Watch Video
Joe Thompson And Odell Thompson - John Henry
No Description Available
Watch Video
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.
Watch Video
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.
Watch Video
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).
Watch Video
NYU Black Genius Award 1997
No Description Available
Watch Video
Training Capoeria with Batista and Lauren
Showing some moves to Lauren, Drexel grad student, on Sunday May 7, 2006.
Watch Video
DirectorProduct.m4v
Adobe Director, formerly, MacroMedia Director. Top multi-media authoring tools in the 1990's.
Watch Video
Haunted Elevator (ft. David S. Pumpkins) - SNL
A haunted elevator attraction tries to spook its riders (Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon) with an original character, David Pumpkins (Tom Hanks). #SNLoween Get ...
Watch Video
Take Me To Church - Hozier (Cover by Jasmine Thompson)
I am obsessed with Hozier's Take Me To Church! Hope you enjoy my cover :) iTunes: http://geni.us/TMTC, Google Play: http://smarturl.it/TMTC-Jas-GooglePlay, ...
Watch Video
John Thompson recipe challenge - Gordon Ramsay
John Thompson challenges Gordon Ramsay to make the best sausage pie. The F Word's bold, modern and mischievous take on the world of food combines ...
Watch Video
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.
Watch Video
Demons - Imagine Dragons (Cover by Jasmine Thompson)
My cover of Demons by Imagine Dragons :) Hope you enjoy! From my album 'Another Bundle of Tantrums'. On iTunes: Album 'Bundle of Tantrums': ...
Watch Video
Let Her Go - Passenger (Official Video Cover by Jasmine Thompson)
My cover of 'Let Her Go' by Passenger. My mum took a break so I recorded and filmed it all by myself. Hope you enjoy! x On iTunes: http://geni.us/LetH. Amazon: ...
Watch Video
John Thompson I showed The world I came For Business
Brandon Adams and John Thompson met in the 154lb Boxcino Tournament Finals tonight, and it was incredible. Both fighters came in the fight with something to ...
Watch Video
Drowned Dog Black Night - French, Frith, Kaiser & Thompson
Obscure RT song hidden on first album by supergroup French, Frith, Kaiser and Thompson titled "Life, Love, Larf and Loaf." Album featured efforts by John ...
Watch Video
Soul singer Louisa Johnson covers Who’s Loving You | Auditions Week 1 | The X Factor UK 2015
Visit the official site: http://itv.com/xfactor A few deep breaths is all it takes for Louisa Johnson to blow the audience away with Michael Jackson's Who's Loving ...
Watch Video





More Video