What's on the colored mind?

Retreat from Facebook

posted Jun 29, 2020, 11:11 AM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated Jun 29, 2020, 12:29 PM ]

I left Facebook and Instagram late 2019 because of their crimes against democracy. Now I find myself digging deeper into web app development using React - a JavaScript library for building user interfaces - created by Facebook! 

Single Character Kill iPhone

posted Feb 19, 2018, 1:38 PM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated Feb 19, 2018, 1:39 PM ]

D.I.Y. Photoshop @ Scribe 2018-03-03

posted Jan 14, 2018, 5:50 PM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated Feb 17, 2018, 8:43 AM by John Henry Thompson ]

(Event for two sessions. Link now retired. -JHT 2018-02-18)

Youth Workshop: D.I.Y. Photoshop

4 Sessions – Saturdays, Starts Feb 3. 11:00 AM – 1:00PM

Scribe Video Center
4035 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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John Henry Thompson
Have you ever wondered how snapchat filters work? Or those Photo Booth effects? Photo manipulation is a huge part of our 21st century culture. And coding literacy is a core skill at this point. Don’t take for granted how simple it is to click a button to make a photo black & white or pixelated or colorized. In this workshop you will learn the basic mechanics behind photo editing in a “do it yourself” approach. 
John Henry Thompson’s coding language is the predecessor of Flash & JavaScript. Learn from the originator of photo filters. It is an exciting and accessible way to learn “do it yourself” photo editing.
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$25, $10 Scribe Member’s Family

DICE is coming!

posted Dec 16, 2017, 12:04 PM by John Henry Thompson

DICE is coming! (sent last month - blogged for legacy)

Please join me at my presentation:

The talk will be about DICE, a software platform in development to explore learning, art and science:

FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2017. 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM


721 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

DICE presentation at NYU-ITP

posted Nov 21, 2017, 8:37 AM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated Dec 16, 2017, 12:08 PM ]

What a fabulous collaboration with the inimitable, computer scientist, engineer and inventor John Henry Thompson at New York University's ITP Program at Tisch School of the Arts. SO exciting to learn about JT's newest invention - DICE:- an open source platform under development to enable the creation of interactive art. DICE will unlock the power of your devices and enable them to communicate with each other in ways limited only by your imagination. Come join the revolution! Collaborators wanted. 
Contact JHT at
Coincidentally, JT was the keynote speaker at a conference which I along with Marilyn Nance, Bathsheba Okwenje, Sandra Aluoch Simbiri, Omowale Morgan, Afua Brown, Leticia and many others organized and hosted as students at ITP in 1999!!!

Augmentation not replacement.

posted Sep 26, 2017, 4:59 AM by John Henry Thompson

"the most effective way to solve problems was to augment human intelligence and develop ways of building collective intelligence"

Facebook snap shot

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:56 PM by John Henry Thompson

I will not be silenced, nor locked into facebook.

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