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INTRODUCTION Sixth Sense is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. It was developed by Pranav Mistry, a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. SixthSense bridges the gap by bringing intangible, digital information out into the tangible world, and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand SixthSense comprises a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device
COMPONENTS The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. Camera Projector Mirror Mobile Component Color Markers
Camera Captures an object in view and tracks the user¶s hand gestures It sends the data to smart phone It acts as a digital eye, connecting you to the world of digital information
Projector The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces and physical objects to be used as interfaces The project itself contains a battery inside, with 3 hours of battery life. A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface in view±object, wall, or person. Mirror The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck.
Smart Phone A Web-enabled smart phone in the user¶s pocket processes the video data Other software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures Color Markers It is at the tip of the user¶s fingers . Marking the user¶s fingers with red, yellow, green, and blue tape helps the webcam recognize gestures The movements and arrangements of these makers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces.
HOW IT WORKS The hardware that makes Sixth Sense work is a pendant like mobile wearable interface It has a camera, a mirror and a projector and is connected wirelessly to a bluetooth smart phone that can slip comfortably into one¶s pocket The camera recognizes individuals, images, pictures, gestures one makes with their hands Information is sent to the Smartphone for processing The downward-facing projector projects the output image on to the mirror Mirror reflects image on to the desired surface Thus, digital information is freed from its confines and placed in the physical world
Make a call You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto your hand, then use that virtual keypad to make a call.
Call up a map With the map application we can call up the map of our choice and then use thumbs and index fingers to navigate the map
Check the time Draw a circle on your wrist to get a virtual watch that gives you the correct time
Create multimedia reading experiences Sixth Sense can be programmed to project related videos onto newspaper articles you are reading
Drawing application The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger
Zooming features The user can zoom in or zoom out using intuitive hand movements
Get product information Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products we pick up, then feeds us information on those products
Get book information The system can project Amazon ratings on that book, as well as reviews and
the system will snap a photo. viability and flexibility of the system Allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures The potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us hey please read http://www. where they work. CONCLUSION Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around us. After taking the desired number of photos. Feed information on people The system will project relevant information about a person such as what they do. and so on.seminarprojects.. and organize and resize them.com/Threadsi. we can project them onto a surface..seminarprojects. and use gestures to sort through the photos.com/Thread- .other relevant information Get flight updates The system will recognize your boarding pass and let you know whether your flight is on time and if the gate has changed.logy--7186 and http://www. Take pictures If you fashion your index fingers and thumbs into a square ("framing" gesture). displaying information automatically and letting us to access it in any way we need The Sixth Sense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness.
digital information and human robots. SixthSense bridges this gap. We can get information on anything we want from anywhere within a few moments! We will not only be able to interact with things on a whole new level but also with people! One great part of the device is its ability to scan objects or even people and project out information regarding what you are looking at. Information is confined traditionally on paper or digitally on a screen. But arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses. namely the data. This technology has emerged. he caused a storm with his creation of SixthSense.) to go into the internet and get information that we want.si. Right now. bringing intangible.e-computer for getting more information about sixth sense technology Reference: http://www. A grad student with the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT. we use our ³devices´ (computers. With SixthSense we will use a device no bigger than current cell phones and probably eventually as small as a button on our shirts to bring the internet to us in order to interact with our world! SixthSense will allow us to interact with our world like never before. a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. it is the newest jargon that has proclaimed its presence in the technical arena. It was developed by Pranav Mistry. ear.. that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take. we use our five natural senses which includes eye. µSixthSense¶ frees information from its confines by seamlessly integrating it with reality. digital information out into the tangible world. and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures. information and knowledge that mankind has accumulated about everything and which is increasingly all available online. SixthSense is a wearable ³gesture based´ device that augments the physical world with digital information and lets people use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. He says that the movies ³Robocop´ and ³Minority Report´ gave him the inspiration to create his view of a world not dominated by computers.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unKT8oJW seperate Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION We¶ve evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. . but one where computers and other digital devices enhance people¶s enjoyment of the physical world. nose. mobile phones. there is no link between our digital devices and our interactions with the physical world. Our ordinary computers will soon be able to sense the different feelings accumulated in the surroundings and it is all a gift of the ´Sixth Sense Technology´ newly introduced.. which has its relation to the power of these six senses. etc.seminarprojects. someone or some place. and thus making the entire world your computer. tablets. Although the miniaturization of computing devices allows us to carry computers in our pockets. When we encounter something. ³Sixth Sense Technology´. keeping us continually connected to the digital world. tongue mind and body to perceive information about it.
Nor is it taken from any experiences from the past or known. That¶s when they struck on the idea of accessing information from the internet and projecting it. which costs less than $350. As we grab a package of macaroni. The SixthSense prototype is composed of a pocket projector. They started with a larger projector that was mounted on a helmet. Mistry wore the device on a lanyard around his neck. But that proved cumbersome if someone was projecting data onto a wall then turned to speak to friend ² the data would project on the friend¶s face. in course.2 Earlier SixthSense Prototype Figure 2. with an attached mirror ² all connected to an internet-enabled mobile phone. the ring would glow red or green to tell us if the product was organic or free of peanut traces ² whatever criteria we program into the system. projecting them onto a surface in the store or doing a keyword search through the book by accessing digitized pages on Amazon or Google books. It works as the device associated to it is hanged around the neck of a person and thus the projection starts by means of the micro projector attached to the device. and colored Magic Marker caps on four . They initially produced a wristband that would read an Radio Frequency Identification tag to know. They wanted to make information more useful to people in real time with minimal effort in a way that doesn¶t require any behaviour changes. So someone wearing the wristband could pick up a paperback in the bookstore and immediately call up reviews about the book. but we still had to take out our cell phone to look at the information. They also had a ring that used infrared to communicate by beacon to supermarket smart shelves to give you information about products. allows the user to project information from the phone onto any surface ² walls. By making available information needed for decision-making beyond what we have access to with our five senses. the body of another person or even your hand. a mirror and a camera. We can very well consider the Sixth Sense Technology as a blend of the computer and the cell phone. Therefore. it effectively gives users a sixth sense. The setup.Chapter 2 SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 2. for example. It involves the reception of information not gained through any of the five senses. 2.2: Earlier Device Maes¶ MIT group.3: Present Device Now they have switched to a smaller projector and created the pendant prototype to be worn around the neck. Sixth Sense aims to more seamlessly integrate online information and tech into everyday life. were thinking about how a person could be more integrated into the world around them and access information without having to do something like take out a phone.3 Recent Prototype Figure 2.1: Six Senses Sixth Sense in scientific (or non-scientific) terms is defined as Extra Sensory Perception or in short ESP. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant-like mobile wearable device. The wristband was getting close. which book a user is holding in a store. 2. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket.1 What is SixthSense Figure 2. you turn out to be a moving computer in yourself and the fingers act like a mouse and a keyboard. The prototype was built from an ordinary webcam and a battery-powered 3M projector. which includes seven graduate students.
A Web-enabled smart phone in the user¶s pocket processes the video data. We want this thing to merge with the physical world in a real physical sense.1. The camera. The movements and arrangements of these makers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces. or person. It also tracks the movements of the thumbs and index fingers of both of the user's hands.2 Working Figure 3.1: Camera A webcam captures and recognises an object in view and tracks the user¶s hand gestures using computer-vision based techniques. green.6: Working .1 Camera Figure 3. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface. 3. 3. It sends the data to the smart phone. seeing what the user sees.1.1.1 Components The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. 3. and blue tape helps the webcam recognize gestures. acts as a digital eye. including the object itself or your hand. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface in view±object.5 Color Markers Figure 3. 3.5: Color Markers It is at the tip of the user¶s fingers.1. Chapter 3 WORKING OF SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 3. An accompanying Smartphone runs the SixthSense software. Camera Projector Mirror Mobile Component Color Markers 3. a projector opens up interaction and sharing.3: Mirror The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. Marking the user¶s fingers with red.4: Smartphone The mobile devices like Smartphone in our pockets transmit and receive voice and data anywhere and to anyone via the mobile internet. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces. green and yellow) helped the camera distinguish the four fingers and recognize his hand gestures with software that Mistry created. Other software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures. The project itself contains a battery inside. with 3 hours of battery life. and handles the connection to the internet. 3.1.2: Projector Also. You are touching that object and projecting info onto that object.3 Mirror Figure 3. The camera recognizes objects around you instantly. blue. in a sense. wall.4 Mobile Component Figure 3.2 Projector Figure 3. The information will look like it is part of the object. yellow.fingers (red.
because of my culture. images.The hardware that makes Sixth Sense work is a pendant like mobile wearable interface It has a camera. and what you're trying to do. The software program analyses the video data caught by the camera and also tracks down the locations of the coloured markers by utilising single computer vision techniques. "The system is constantly trying to figure out what's around you. The idea is that SixthSense tries to determine not only what someone is interacting with. One can have any number of hand gestures and movements as long as they are all reasonably identified and differentiated for the system to interpret it. and then relate it all to relevant information at the same time. You might want to use other gestures that you use in everyday life. and that can be just about anything -. This system is very customizable. and then the projector takes over. the colored finger bands the device uses to detect finger motion certainly might. Iconic gestures. which naturally supplies the data. like many MIT Media Lab projects.where you touch the screen and make the map move by pinching and dragging. The "sixth sense" in question is the internet. MIT basically plans to augment reality with a pendant picoprojector: hold up an object at the store and the device blasts relevant information onto it (like environmental stats.MIT has shown off the device projecting information about a person you meet at a party on that actual person (pictured). gestures one makes with their hands Information is sent to the Smartphone for processing The downward-facing projector projects the output image on to the mirror Mirror reflects image on to the desired surface Thus." says Dr Maes. which can be browsed and manipulated with hand gestures. pictures. but also how he or she is interacting with it. digital information is freed from its confines and placed in the physical world The entire hardware apparatus is encompassed in a pendant-shaped mobile wearable device. When I draw a magnifying glass. All the work is in the software. show me the map." The software recognizes 3 kinds of gestures: Multitouch gestures. pictures. track your gestures. whenever I draw a star. makes the wearer look like a complete dork -. It's pretty interesting technology that. Or. in the demo video which was broadcasted to showcase the prototype to the world. The software searches the internet for information that is potentially relevant to that situation. This is possible only because the µSixth Sense¶ device supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction. To bring out variations on a much higher plane. like when you take a picture [as in the photo above]. images. Mistry uses coloured caps on his fingers so that it becomes simpler for the software to differentiate between the fingers. projecting flight status on a boarding pass. preferably through unique and varied fiducials. a mirror and a projector and is connected wirelessly to a Bluetooth or 3G or wifi smart phone that can slip comfortably into one¶s pocket The camera recognizes individuals. and . image capturing. Freehand gestures. Basically the camera recognises individuals. The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. processing. demanding various applications. The technology is mainly based on hand gesture recognition. like the ones you see in Microsoft Surface or the iPhone -. I do a namaste gesture to start the projection on the wall. Like. show me the weather. for instance). along with an entire non-contextual interface for reading email or making calls.if the projector doesn't give it away. you might have noticed in the demo. drawing an icon in the air. It has to recognize the images you see. gestures one makes with their hands and the projector assists in projecting any information on whatever type of surface is present in front of the person.
letting the user zoom in. It¶s a lot of complex technology squeezed into a simple portable device. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. input devices. accelerometers. gesture recognition. With the help of advanced AR technology (e. Sixth sense technology which uses Augmented Reality concept to super imposes digital information on the physical world. Combination of powerful CPU. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally usable. Most important is the tracking . Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) makes use of digital projectors to display graphical information onto physical objects. camera. computer vision based algorithm etc. Modern mobile augmented reality systems use one or more of the following tracking technologies: digital cameras and/or other optical sensors. The map application lets the user navigate a map displayed on a nearby surface using hand gestures. We shouldn¶t have to think about it separately. wireless sensors etc. relevant visual information projected on any object we pick up or interact with The technology is mainly based on hand augmented reality. The main hardware components for augmented reality are: display. Each of these technologies have different levels of accuracy and precision. interactive and. and computer. The augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements. 4. The HMD's are either optical see-through or video see-through in nature. GPS and solid state compass are often present in modern Smartphone. RFID. Artificial information about the environment and the objects in it can be stored and retrieved as an information layer on top of the real world view. etc. All handheld AR solutions to date have employed video see-through techniques to overlay the graphical information to the physical world.manipulation. There are three major display techniques for Augmented Reality: Head Mounted Displays Handheld Displays Spatial Displays Head Mounted Displays A Head Mounted Display (HMD) places images of both the physical world and registered virtual graphical objects over the user's view of the world. Initially handheld AR employed sensors such as digital compasses and GPS units for its six degree of freedom tracking sensors. we can get instant. When we bring in connectivity. above all. Spatial Displays Instead of the user wearing or carrying the display such as with head mounted displays or handheld devices. similar to gestures supported by multi-touch based systems.g. Chapter 4 RELATED TECHNOLOGIES SixthSense¶ technology takes a different approach to computing and tries to make the digital aspect of our lives more intuitive. Handheld Displays Handheld Augment Reality employs a small computing device with a display that fits in a user's hand. tracking. zoom out or pan using intuitive hand movements. which make them prospective platforms. The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger.1 Augmented reality Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery. more natural.
of the pose and position of the user's head for the augmentation of the user's view. Many approaches have been made using cameras and computer vision algorithms to interpret sign language. they are making a pantomimic gesture. while mimicking the action of turning a wheel with both hands. or otherwise directing the listeners attention to specific event or objects in the environment. 4. Using the concept of gesture recognition. This could potentially make conventional input devices such as mouse. Only some of the current and future AR applications make use of a Smartphone as a mobile computing platform. activating objects such as controls. When a speaker says ³I turned the steering wheel hard to the left´. Free of any object. which still limit the majority of input to keyboard and mouse. shape or orientation of the object of discourse. it is possible to point a finger at the computer screen so that the cursor will move accordingly. Gesture recognition can be conducted with techniques from computer vision and image processing. 4. These can further be categorized according to their functionality. Gesture recognition can be seen as a way for computers to begin to understand human body language. Gestures can originate from any bodily motion or state but commonly originate from the face or hand. beckon. we wave. including pointing at objects.2 Gesture Recognition Gesture recognition is a topic in computer science and language technology with the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. An Emblem such as the ³OK´ gesture is one such example. and to a greater or lesser degree (depending on training) make use of more formal sign languages. within each culture. With respect to objects. For users with disabilities of varying kinds. fend off. or handing objects to others. Gesture recognition enables humans to interface with the machine (HMI) and interact naturally without any mechanical devices. however American Sign Language gestures also fall into this category. Gestures can exist in isolation or involve external objects. Pantomimic gestures: These are the gestures typically used in showing the use of movement of some invisible tool or object in the speaker¶s hand. AR has real potential to help people with a variety of disabilities. They are the gestures made when someone says ³The plane flew like this´. changing object shape. The literature includes ongoing work in the computer vision field on capturing gestures or more general human pose and movements by cameras connected to a computer.3 Computer vision based algorithm . Iconic gestures As the name suggests. Symbolic gestures These are gestures that. Deictic gestures These are the types of gestures most generally seen in HCI and are the gestures of pointing. Gestures can be used to communicate with a computer so we will be mostly concerned with empty handed semiotic gestures. keyboards and even touch-screens redundant. have come to a single meaning. while moving their hand through the air like the flight path of the aircraft. we have a broad range of gestures that are almost universal. these gestures are used to convey information about the size. touching or moving objects. thus building a richer bridge between machines and humans than primitive text user interfaces or even GUIs (graphical user interfaces). Current focuses in the field include emotion recognition from the face and hand gesture recognition.
relevant visual information projected on any object you pick up or interact with. the inverse of computer graphics. view based hierarchical hand models and particle filtering.g.Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that see. computer vision often produces 3D models from image data. The hand postures are then simultaneously detected and tracked using particle filtering. When you bring in connectivity. detection of multiscale color features is performed. So. Some of the technologies that uses this are Radio Frequency Identification. or multi-dimensional data from a medical scanner. To improve the performance of the system. Computer vision tends to focus on the 3D scene projected onto one or several images. interactive and. how to reconstruct structure or other information about the 3D scene from one or several images. image analysis and machine vision.1 Radio Frequency Identification SixthSense is a platform for Radio Frequency Identification based enterprise intelligence that combines Radio Frequency Identification events with information from other enterprise systems and sensors to automatically make inferences about people. In each image.. 4. The image data can take many forms. e. washing machine. you can get instant. objects. The gadget is capable of selecting a product either by . with an extension of layered sampling referred to as hierarchical layered sampling. pick up a box of cereal and your device will project whether it suits your preferences. The Recognition Algorithms The computer vision system for tracking and recognizing the hand postures that control the menus is based on a combination of multi-scale color feature detection. The fields most closely related to computer vision are image processing. in some ways. e. a prior on skin color is included in the particle filtering. with qualitative inter-relations in terms of scale. workspaces. and their interactions. such as video sequences. There is also a trend towards a combination of the two disciplines. how to transform one image to another.4 Technologies that uses Sixth Sense as Platform SixthSense technology takes a different approach to computing and tries to make the digital aspect of our lives more intuitive. more natural. above all. as explored in augmented reality. The software tracks the user¶s gestures using computer-vision based algorithms. computer vision is concerned with the theory behind artificial systems that extract information from images. 4. his characterization implies that image processing/analysis neither require assumptions nor produce interpretations about the image content.g. a researcher at the media lab of the Massachusetts Institute Technology. This ability to do remote detection and tracking coupled with the low cost of passive tags has led to the widespread adoption of RFID in supply chains worldwide. Pranav Mistry.g. Machine vision tends to focus on applications. position and orientation. The hand postures or states are represented in terms of hierarchies of multi-scale color image features at different scales. has developed a 'sixth sense' device ± a gadget worn on the wrist that can function as a 'touch screen' device for many modern applications. While computer graphics produces image data from 3D models.. e.. gesture gaming. on the other hand.4. As a scientific discipline. Computer vision. vision based autonomous robots and systems for vision based inspection or measurement. Computer vision is. views from multiple cameras. Image processing and image analysis tend to focus on 2D images. Radio Frequency Identification is basically an electronic tagging technology that allows the detection and tracking of tags and consequently the objects that they are affixed to. studies and describes the processes implemented in software and hardware behind artificial vision systems. mainly in manufacturing.
infer the ownership of objects by people. It is a feature packed washing ally with Sixth Sense Technology and several customized programs to enhance the washing performance and dexterously assist you in heavy washing loads. SixthSense records all tag-level events in a raw database. like an Amazon rating. the researchers have prototyped a few applications using these APIs. an enhanced calendar service. energy and time. and rich annotation of video with physical events. for example. It is a platform in that its programming model makes the inferences made automatically available to applications via a rich set of APIs. and perform other such inferences.g.. Sense. Here. Applications can either poll these databases by running SQL queries or set up triggers to be notified of specific events of interest. including a misplaced object alert service.4. By combining information from these diverse sources. energy and time during the cycle. To demonstrate the capabilities of the platform. and mobile phones are tagged with cheap. which are then recorded in a separate processed database. laptops.2 Sixth Sense Washing Machine Whirlpool AWOE 8758 White Washing Machine is a remarkable front loader that incorporates the unparalleled Sixth Sense technology. The inference algorithms consume these raw events to infer events at the level of people. and there is good coverage of RFID readers in the workplace. . Some models also contain a detergent overdosing monitor to make sure that you do not use too much washing detergent. 4. Tumble dryers use 6th Sense technology to minimise energy and time wastage by monitoring the humidity inside your laundry and adjusting the drying time accordingly. All Whirlpool appliances with intelligent 6th Sense technology work on three key principles. SixthSense incorporates algorithms that start with a mass of undifferentiated tags and automatically infer a range of information based on an accumulation of observations. learn the identities of people. we consider an enterprise setting of the future where people (or rather their employee badges) and their personal objects such as books. The New Generation 6th Sense appliances from Whirlpool are helping to protect the environment and to reduce your energy bills. The technology is able to automatically differentiate between people tags and object tags. learn the nature of different zones in a workspace (e. Whirlpool 6th Sense washing machines can save you up to 50% less water. Whirlpool¶s 2009 range of washing machines comes integrated with enhanced 6th sense technology that gives more optimisation of resources and also increased saving in terms of energy. to ensure that they achieve optimal performance each and every time that they are used.image recognition or radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and project information. These intelligent machines sense the size of the load and adjust and control the cycle dependent on the load inside in order to optimise the use of water. SixthSense infers when a user has interacted with an object. The idea of SixthSense is to use Radio Frequency Identification technology in conjunction with a bunch of other enterprise systems such as the calendar system or online presence that can track user activity. and workspace zones. passive RFID tags. water and time. Adaption and Control. Ideal washing machine for thorough washing that requires sixth sense to detect stubborn stains and adjust wash impact. objects. Whirlpool 6th Sense appliances are designed to be intelligent and energy efficient appliances that adapt their performance to better suit your needs. private office versus conference room). when you pick up your mobile phone.
1 Make a call Figure 5. The following are few of the applications of Sixth Sense Technology. The fingers of the other hand will then be used to key in the number and call. to zoom in and out and do other controls. 5. 5.5 Drawing application Figure 5. for example. recognizes the gesture. a newspaper can show live video news or dynamic information can be provided on a regular piece of paper. The computer tracks the red marker cap or piece of tape. and instructs the projector to flash the image of a watch onto his wrist.6 Zooming features .1: Make a call You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto your hand. then use that virtual keypad to make a call. Calling a number also will not be a great task with the introduction of Sixth Sense Technology.3 Check the time Figure 5. just type in the number with your palm acting as the virtual keypad. Make a call Call up a map Check the time Create multimedia reading experience Drawing application Zooming features Get product information Get book information Get flight updates Feed information on people Take pictures Check the email 5. No mobile device will be required. 5.2 Call up a map Figure 5. For example. viability and flexibility of the system. The SixthSense device has a huge number of applications. 5. Thus a piece of paper turns into a video display.4 Create multimedia reading experiences Figure 5. The keys will come up on the fingers.4: Video in Newspaper The SixthSense system also augments physical objects the user is interacting with by projecting more information about these objects projected on them.Chapter 5 APPLICATIONS The SixthSense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness.5: Drawing The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger.3: Wrist Watch Sixth Sense all we have to do is draw a circle on our wrist with our index finger to get a virtual watch that gives us the correct time.2: Map The sixth sense also implements map which lets the user display the map on any physical surface and find his destination and he can use his thumbs and index fingers to navigate the map. 5.
and use gestures to sort through the photos. For example. SixthSense does not change human habits but causes computer and other machines to adapt to human needs. Supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction Data access directly from machine in real time It is an open source and cost effective and we can mind map the idea anywhere It is gesture-controlled wearable computing device that feeds our relevant information and turns any surface into an interactive display. It uses hand gestures to interact with digital information. 5. If we are going for a holiday.Figure 5.6: Zoom in and Zoom out The user can zoom in or zoom out using intuitive hand movements. It could be handy if it displayed their facebook relationship status so that you knew not to waste your time. 5.11 Feed information on people Figure 5. the system will snap a photo. if you're trying to shop "green" and are looking for paper towels with the least amount of bleach in them. and also m it could display tags about the person floating on their shirt. The device could be used by anyone without even a basic knowledge of a keyboard or mouse. 6. then feeds you information on books. then from now on . There is no need to carry a camera anymore. When you go out and meet someone.11: Information on people Sixth Sense also is capable of "a more controversial use´.10: Flight updates The system will recognize your boarding pass and let you know whether your flight is on time and if the gate has changed. 5.7: Product information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up. After taking the desired number of photos. Chapter 6 ADVANTAGES AND ENHANCEMENTS .8 Get book information Figure 5.1 Advantages SixthSense is an user friendly interface which integrates digital information into the physical world and its objects. and organize and resize them.9: Take Pictures If we fashion our index fingers and thumbs into a square (the typical "framing" gesture). where they work. 5. the system will scan the product you pick up off the shelf and give you guidance on whether this product is a good choice for you.9 Take pictures Figure 5. The system can project Amazon ratings on that book.7 Get product information Figure 5. projecting relevant information such as what they do. then feeds you information on those products. making the entire world your computer.8: Book information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up. as well as reviews and other relevant information 5.10 Get flight updates Figure 5. It is portable and easy to carry as we can wear it in our neck. we can project them onto a surface.
To make sixth sense work as fifth sense for disabled person.. REFERENCES 1. CONCLUSION The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you.. Whenever we place pendant. But as it is now. http://www.wordpress.the-world/ 5.. Clearly.blendernation.net/sixth-sense-tec.com/sixth-sense-technology/ 2. it should allow us to use the table as multi touch user interface.hnolo. in the simplest way possible. To have 3D gesture tracking. Applying this technology in various interest like gaming.ping-this/ Reference: http://www..wards it will be easy to capture photos by using mere fingers 6.net/2009/11/12/sixth-s. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us.com/2009/0. it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us. http://theviewspaper.seminarprojects. http://boingboing... education systems etc. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want. http://lucasrichter..2 Future Enhancements To get rid of color markers To incorporate camera and projector inside mobile computing device.style wearable device on table.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unL6hY00 Sixth Sense Technology will Revolutionize the World SCIENCE | July 26. that is. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase.com/5167790/sixth-sense-t. 2009 | Share .ld-forever 4..html 3. http://gizmodo.
walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces. The device brings us closer to reality and assists us in making right decisions by providing the relevant information. It can project information on any surface. thereby. To know the time. tasting and hearing. Some of the more practical uses are reading a newspaper. it is portable and easily to carry as you can wear it in your neck. comments and lot more add on features. The device has a huge number of applications.by Popular Science. mirror and a camera. . Some might just consider it to be a superstition or something psychological. making the entire world a computer. The software program processes the video stream data captured by the camera and tracks the locations of the colored markers (visual tracking fiducials) at the tip of the user¶s fingers using simple computer-vision techniques. it will definitely revolutionize the world. The drawing application lets user draw on any surface by observing the movement of index finger. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. The device is pendant shaped like mobile wearing devices. table or any other object and uses hand / arm movements to help us interact with the projected information. It is basically a connection to something greater than what their physical senses are able to perceive. It also supports multi touch and multi user interaction. The Sixth Sense prototype consists of a pocket projector. But the invention of sixth sense technology has completely shocked the world. The camera also helps user to take pictures of the scene he is viewing and later he can arrange them on any surface. Mapping can also be done anywhere with the features of zooming in or zooming out. user friendly interface which links the physical world around us with digital information and uses hand gestures to interact with them. For book lovers it is nothing less than a blessing. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket. be it a wall. the user can get to know whether the product is eco friendly or not. To a layman. He is a PhD student at MIT and he won the µInvention of the Year 2009 µ. Firstly. That¶s not it. pick any page and the device gives additional information on the text. Open any book and you will find the Amazon ratings of the book. it would be something supernatural. The device sees what we see but it lets out information that we want to know while viewing the object. He invented µ Sixth Sense / WUW ( Wear UR World) µ which is a wearable gestural . all one has to do is to just gesture drawing circle on the wrist and there appears a wrist watch. To add to it. Pranav Mistry. departure or delay time of your air plane on your tickets. But there is also another sense called the sixth sense. Or live sports updates while reading the newspaper. 28 year old. Still more work is being done on the device and when fully developed. Currently the prototype of the device costs around $350 to build. The device can also tell you arrival. The device serves the purpose of a computer plus saves time spent on searching information. of Indian origin is the mastermind behind the sixth sense technology. while the camera recognizes and tracks user¶s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. feeling. While picking up any good at the grocery store.All of us are aware of the five basic senses ± seeing. Imagine reading a newspaper and viewing videos instead of the photos in the paper. Although it is not widely known as of now but the time is not far when this technology will change our perception of the world. smelling.
However. including the object itself or your hand. But as it is now. highlighting what you want to frame. Whatever it is. I want to try it. and Sixth Sense will show you if it's good or bad. like in the infamous Minority Report. and the system will make the photo²which you can later organize with the others using your own hands over the air. at jesus@gizmodo. You can be in a taxi going to the airport. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us. The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you. Imagine you are at the supermarket. Want to take a photo? Just make a square with your fingers. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want.Basically. But those are just novelty applications. Now take this to every aspect of your everyday life. Need to know the time? Draw a circle on your wrist and a watch will appear. You won't need to do any action. Or maybe what wine you should get for tonight's dinner. hold them on your hands. Or just make a few people look like dorks. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase. or if it fits your preferences or not.com. all the information stored on the web. Sixth Sense is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cellphone²which acts as the computer and your connection to the Cloud. and overlaying the information on the world itself. Sixth Sense will grab real time information about your flight and display it over the ticket. that is. Sixth Sense can also obey hand gestures. and just by taking out your boarding pass. even while you are jumping hysteric over Oprah's sofa. Sixth Sense can do its magic²and a lot more²everywhere. it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us. the author of this post. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface. [TED] Send an email to Jesus Diaz. in the simplest way possible. you can access or manipulate the information using your fingers. Need to make a call? Extend your hand on front of the projector and numbers will appear for you to click. really. thinking about what brand of soap is better. Clearly. . The camera recognizes objects around you instantly. instead of requiring you to be in front of a big screen like Tom Cruise. Then. Just look at objects. The true power of Sixth Sense lies on its potential to connect the real world with the Internet. Just hold it in front of your and it will work. It can go either way.
smelled them. and to where they will eventually go when they give up their physical body. it is no less scientific. Although. Spiritual tuning is done through the brain with mental focus. that sense of otherworldliness. These require that you tune into a particular band or frequency to get the program that you want. consistent and tangible. smelling. people associate the spirit world with fear and trepidation. This is the entrance to the world of the unseen encounter. hearing and tasting. heard from them. The sixth sense is similar in that it requires tuning in to another person¶s frequency or to the frequency of someone in the spirit world. It has a scientific basis for its manifestation because all things that happen work according to scientific laws. Everyone is aware of their five basic senses. Every human being is equipped from birth with what they need to communicate with the spirit world from where they came. The difference being that psychic and medium communication is in its infancy as far as future development goes. because of fear and ignorance programmed through religion. You¶ve already had contact. It is a normal part of the human psyche and not abnormal or reserved for special or gifted persons. intent and desire being the means. This is the same scientific phenomenon that works in the transmission of electronic information such as the television or radio. So it is with mediums and communication with the so-called dead. are in denial. Thanks to the media and to religion. everyone that is alive today has seen them. even by laws that haven¶t been discovered yet. it is a science in its infancy. What everyone is not so well aware of is their sixth sense._____________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________\ How to develop your sixth sense Everyone has it. Consider technology that we take for granted. One doesn¶t have to be a practiced medium or an ordained saint to make contact with the souls from the spirit world. it has been misrepresented and as a result. a connection to something more and greater than their physical senses are able to perceive. tuning by mental focus is inconsistent and capricious. Nothing to fear. Electronic tuning is done through electronic means that is mechanical in nature. would have been laughed to scorn. Mental tuning. the unfelt touch of someone from the spiritual world trying to make a connection with someone in the physical body. either while in the waking state or through a dream. seeing. Contrary to the media¶s misrepresentations. been touched by them. At one time or another. while electronic tuning is reliable. A person has more to fear going to their car in the parking lot after work than from those souls in the spirit world. anyone that would have predicted one hundred years ago where we would be today. those in spirit do not have physical bodies to carry out evil deeds like some thug in a parking lot. feeling. The sixth sense is a part of everyone whether or not they like it. Those that can¶t recall having the experience are not aware of the signs or. This is . It is scientific. the unheard communication.
This will give you a perception of how involved and integrated is the underlying hidden power that caused the event to take place. recognizing the times that you have been touched by those in the spirit world. Psychic Power . The universe is full of this unlimited energy that can be tapped by almost anyone who will make the effort to focus and tune themselves to its subtle vibrations. is that the person must have both a desire and willingness to develop and tune themselves so they can also connect with the universal spirit Mindset After that. This hidden power is is available to those who recognize and accept that there is a higher realm of knowing and communication beyond their own physical bodies.Connecting with Universal Energy.the first step in development of your sixth sense. to get familiar with the sense of the action and presence of the energy involved. A circle means weekly meetings where like minded people can practice in a positive environment. you need to find a development circle or starting a "circle" of your own. Everything is connected One of the most important things that anyone needs to understand is that every living thing has consciousness has a connection to everything else in the universe. Focus To begin tuning into this force you need to learn about focusing. Practice To advance. it becomes a matter of adopting a certain kind of mind set that is necessary to cultivate a power thinking process. then they wouldn't be what they are. but for everyone who makes the effort to learn its secrets. Feed back helps you to learn and understand the signals and symbols that are received and experienced as a normal part of the learning to experience process. The next important requirement. Focusing on even the smallest instance of psychic phenomena that happens to your self and to people around you. People. Play the event around in your mind continually. Next. Another thing you can do is to visit the pages on Esp and Telepathy which is part of this . If they hadn't focused their attention on it. animals and plants are all connected to the hidden energy of universal consciousness that permeates the entire universe and 'wires' all of us together. These vibrations are not just for the so called 'gifted' persons. Understanding and accepting this concept is the most important requirement to developing one's own latent ability. Most all psychic people are that because they recognized the signs of this energy and focused their attention on its workings which is the very thing that is required in order to develop it. you will need to practice diligently a number of exercise techniques to get feed back while developing these abilities.
our other sense. feeling. Even if you don't perform well with the symbol cards. Mental telepathy makes possible the "knowing" about past future or current events that is not supposed to be part of our knowledge. The four symbol tests and on the following pages are designed to gage your basic Esp ability. tasting. (not one of those hotlines advertised on TV or in magazines). it doesn't matter. Its called MIND CONTROL. That will be your proof and reward for developing the power of your mind.Extrasensory perception is the term used to describe a means of getting information from other than the five senses that everyone uses as their primary means. or out of the ordinary. . This development is a primer for those who feel they'd like to continue into mediumship. so you can get the feel of the energy involved.website. It enables them to send and receive information almost at will to influence things that are important to them. it is placed in the realm of "extra" almost as though it was bizarre or abnormal and not part of the human . These are considered to be our 'normal' senses and any sense or gathering of information. this is not a rigid requirement. Be patient and persistent and one day you will realize that your mind has expanded and your perception of what is going on in your life has greatly increased. the student should learn to meditate. they have increased their mind power by a quantum leap above other people. there are two Telepathy exercises for you to further develop the power of your mind. They are not games. Its best to be directly in the vibration of a the person giving the reading. The symbol cards along with the telepathy exercises help to discipline and train your mind to focus. Get a reading It is also advantageous for your development to get a reading or consultation from a local reader or medium to learn what its all about. Mind reading. and hearing. Just practicing all these exercises increases your mind's ability to send and receive information that will be an asset to your life. Telepathy and Mind Control The Purpose of These Tests and Exercises. You can develop a lot more quickly when you practice meditation. The five senses are seeing. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Esp Test. is said to be 'extra'. There you'll find tests and practices which will help you to begin developing your latent psychic abilities. When a person develops their ESP. clairvoyance. Esp is mental telepathy. smelling. suddenly begin to happen. What is ESP? Esp . Following these. Although. When someone demonstrates an ability to send and receive information that is not part of their five ordinary senses. it makes a lot of difference in how fast you progress. Meditation In addition to these practices. but rather exercises for someone who is serious about psychic mind development. precognition are all perceived through mental telepathy. You will then begin to notice that the things that you want to happen.
It is important to maintain enthusiasm and interest when testing your self because it has been found to make a difference. The instructions how to do it are on each of the symbol pages. But they all have one thing in common. They made a decision not to ignore it. psychics and mediums know secret and private information about another person's life and are able to advise them. you can print the symbols and paste them on cards. but rather to improve and cultivate it through patience. Print the score sheet page. 4 varieties of colors and symbols. Don't get bored. but in the practice which leads to telepathy and mind control. Each of the tests covers a different aspect of mind control and telepathy. When a person begins to get bored. Some of them discovered that they had the ability at a young age and some not until later in their life. Remember that the important thing is not in how well you score. That is why we have presented here. The Sixth Sense A Film Review by James Berardinelli United States. you'll naturally need a color printer. their score often times goes down. There are also telepathic exercises that require 2 people which will help add an expanded dimension to the exercises. Many people can now benefit from their diligence and persistence in their own self development. Release Date: 8/6/99 (wide) Running Length: 1:45 . practice and effort. However. This is how clairvoyants.S.psyche or sense abilities. switching off when you lose interest in one or the other. and you can use it for keeping score. For color symbols. Psychics and mediums use extrasensory perception. After you read the instructions on how to test and keep score. Do all of them repeatedly and on a rotation basis. telepathic ability is available to all those willing to practice and learn how to increase this talent that is given to everyone at birth. Test your self with all four. 1999 U. Using different symbols at different times helps to keep the the person being tested from getting bored which happens when using the same symbols over and over.
Lynn (Toni Collette). the movie doesn't even play by its own rules. He is Vincent Gray (Donnie Wahlberg). for fear that she will think he's a freak. Anna (Olivia Williams). and 1998's appealing Wide Awake. Alas. The characters say and do things only because the plot makes certain demands of them. one of Crowe's few failures. and he is afraid to open up to his mother. well acted. no character has more dimensions than a sheet of paper. This is not a strong or effectively executed screenplay. Shyamalan has backslided alarmingly with The Sixth Sense. her snores could be heard throughout the theater. or well directed. it's an inferior product. one critic at the screening wasn't as lucky. Crowe is determined to accomplish for Cole what he could not do for his former patient. It is not well written. it's necessary to endure 75 minutes of some of the most dull. Crowe begins to work with 9-year old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). A gulf has developed between him and his wife. including a clever (albeit entirely predictable) twist at the very end. they arrive home to find an intruder in their bathroom. mature themes) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 1. But the task he has set for himself is not an easy one. The once-loving couple hardly talks and he suspects that she's having an affair. Some interesting things happen during the final half-hour of The Sixth Sense. a central spiritual theme. With the exception of Cole.especially the way in which Cole's acceptance of his abilities brings about an awakening . While this picture shares many qualities with Wide Awake (a child protagonist. then shoots himself and his doctor. and being set in Shyamalan's home city of Philadelphia). After showing great strides of maturity between his ineffective debut.but the good things are deeply buried. As a means to assuage his guilt. Barry Mendel Screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan Producers: Kathleen Kennedy. Haley Joel Osment. Praying with Anger. he brandishes a gun. . to get to that point. Donnie Wahlberg Director: M.MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violent images. The dialogue is stilted. are celebrating his triumph. Frank Marshall. Distributor: Hollywood Pictures With his third feature effort. And there's a lack of internal consistency and logic. Cole sees and hears things that others cannot. Cut to "Next Fall. turgidly paced film making this side of Meet Joe Black. a boy who shows similar problems to those displayed by Vincent Gray at that age. Night Shyamalan Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto Music: James Newton Howard U. Olivia Williams." Crowe has recovered from his wounds physically but not emotionally.85:1 Cast: Bruce Willis. daring viewers to remain awake. There are some interesting ideas in The Sixth Sense . Perhaps another draft (or a complete re-write) of the script would have attenuated the amplitude of the flaws. After rambling about Crowe's faults as a psychiatrist and asking "Do you know why you're afraid when you're alone?". There's no sense of subtlety. Night Shyamalan has taken a huge step in the wrong direction. Unfortunately. This movie plods along.S. writer/director M. On the night that Crowe and his wife. Toni Collette. I had to employ all of my usual tricks to keep from falling asleep. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a revered psychologist who has just earned an award from the mayor for his efforts with children.
It's a shame. (Is there any other way to explain the success of pabulum like TV's "Touched by an Angel"?) But. At its best. The Sixth Sense joins Arlington Road in proving that a forceful or clever conclusion is not enough to redeem an otherwise uneven and tepid production. a child thespian who has shown promise in films like Forrest Gump (as Forrest Jr. feels muted. Unfortunately. Lynn's relationship with Cole. Nevertheless. best known for action roles in films like Die Hard. which could have been an emotional cornerstone of The Sixth Sense. Olivia Williams (Rushmore) is criminally underused. unlike in movies such as What Dreams May Come. There are undoubtedly those who will enjoy The Sixth Sense simply because of the spiritual angle. after that. has effectively explored a few dramatic parts in the past (most notably in In Country). Shyamalan fails to cull the most he can from the young actor. at it's worst.The Sixth Sense is obviously an attempt by Bruce Willis to broaden his range. but she's not on screen enough for us to recognize her as anything more significant than a footnote to the main story. © 1999 James Berardinelli Back Up . Only in the first scene does Willis exhibit any life. because much of the film's impact depends on our understanding a few things about Anna. Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding) deserves recognition for doing something with an underwritten role. based on his past work. There's only one scene between these two that possesses any depth (and that happens near the end). Today's society has an undeniable fascination with supernatural/pseudo-religious issues.) and Bogus. Osment's work here is merely adequate. but this may be the first time he has consciously attempted to essay a low-key persona. he has a tendency to fade into the background. Part of the problem is undoubtedly that his character is badly written. It doesn't work. unimaginative vision. emphasizing the need that child actors have for strong directors (a point that should be remembered when condemning Jake Lloyd's turn in The Phantom Menace). it's merely competent. but there's also a distinct lack of energy in the performance. Osment is occasionally effective. Willis' co-star is young Haley Joel Osment. but. Meanwhile. I expected a more captivating performance. The actor. this motion picture is saddled with a murky. which tries to say something about the connection between this world and the next one. it has a movie making-bythe-numbers feel.
is taken hostage by an evil madman named Cassanova Frankenstein (Rush) and his psychiatrist turned accomplice Dr. there are some very good laughs. He begins to doubt the chances of the group when he meets his superhero match in The Sphinx (Studi) and his romantic match in waitress Monica (Forlani). Yes. Mystery Men proves that great casting cannot save a bad film. The other founding fathers of the "Mystery Men" are the silverware throwing Blue Raja (Azaria) and garden tool expert The Shoveler (Macy). It has a terrific cast. most of whom are graduates of independent films and all of whom having pretty distinguished careers (just look at the films of William H. Mystery Men is appealing at times. Kel Mitchell. though they would often be ruined by very poor attempts at making a scene funny (if you like a camera showing the eye view of a fork as a guy sits on it. Mystery Men is somewhat of a spoof of the whole superhero genre of both films and comic books. The film is nice to look at very often. Lena Olin. Starring Ben Stiller. I thought that the direction did have some nice moments. Hank Azaria. but more of a overlong bore and an unfunny choice for good actors. Furious (Stiller).Mystery Men (Dir: Kinka Usher. Janeane Garofalo. whose power is that he can get very angry. three more heroes join the group: Invisible Boy (Mitchell) who has never actually been seen doing his named ability. Greg Kinnear. Anabel Leek (Olin). Paul Reubens. The art direction is terrific. After taking in applicants. The group is lead by Mr. The Spleen (Reubens) who can take out a room via flatulence. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM . William H. The cast does try. Macy besides Psycho). Claire Forlani. Macy. and Rick Jay) more BY: DAVID PERRY One of the most non-sensical and annoying films of the year. a major metropolis' hero and crime fighter. Wes Studi. a madcap group of superhero wannabes band together to save Captain Amazing and the city from the destruction of Frankenstein. but then any hilarity would subside as the film would be filled with even more flat jokes. Pras. and The Bowler (Garofalo) who can throw a bowling ball like a cannon/boomerang thanks to the skull of her father. but more often then should be the script is just too bad. much in the same vein as Blade Runner. Eddie Izzard. Geoffrey Rush. but their characters are less than interesting enough to make an ensemble for a film. When Captain Amazing (Kinnear). then this might be your type of film). Mystery Men's actors do put forth a nice effort. the problem is that that can only take you so far. Tom Waits.
This Is My Father looks much like a film made simply to bring people together than as an achievement in filmmaking. is a Chicago teacher that is interested in the secrets kept by his invalid mother. Starring Aidan Quinn. Jacob Tierney.FROM AMAZON. The Quinn Brothers seem self imposed and uninterested in anything beyond making a family get together that will allow them to work with James Caan. Moya Farrelly. The son. Eamon Morrissey. Colm Meaney. He takes the trip to Ireland with his nephew (Tierney) and learns everything from a soothe-seer (Deady) that was friendly with Fiona. respectively. Stephen Rea. but one must not forget Desperately Seeking Susan or Commandments or Blink or Stars Fell on Henrietta or The Assignment or Practical Magic or Haunted or Benny & Joon. In Dreams. The story of his conception is far from anything that he would have thought of as he learns of the great strictness of Fiona's widow mother (Moxley) and the reason that he never met his father. This is his first try at the three suits he wears and it shows. Since Practical Magic is hard to forgive. . Aiden stars while brothers Paul and Declan serve as writer/director and cinematographer. and John Cusack) more BY: DAVID PERRY I've never been the biggest of fans of actor Aidan Quinn. I was not too excited about seeing This Is My Father. I have actually had some respect for Declan over the years. Brenden Gleeson. Pauline Hutton. Telling the story of the torrid relationship between Kieran O'Dea (Quinn) and Fiona Flynn (Farrelly) as it is being told to his their son (Caan) on a visit to their Irish home. but Paul was nearly unknown by me. a collaboration of Quinn's family. Moira Deady. Gina Moxley. and all three of them serve as executive producers. Donal Donnelly. James Caan. Sure I have liked him in stuff like Legends of the Fall.COM This is My Father (Dir: Paul Quinn. Kieran Johnson. John Kavanaugh. and Looking for Richard. Maria McDermottroe. Michael Collins.
Caan. and Farrelly all shine in the lead roles. For the most part. but not all of it is believable or interesting. It does have some spots that are strategically made to scare the audience. Quinn. especially from Cusack. In fact it came off to me as an episode of The Twilight Zone mixed with Wide Awake. Deady. and Meaney. Most of the film is on the shoulders of its terrific cast. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. The subplot between Johnson's nephew and a local girl (Hutton) is boring and idiotic. Olivia Williams. though they are overshadowed by a terrific supporting cast.The film does have a nice story and some very nice scenes. The Sixth Sense is much more a drama. walk by the camera..COM The Sixth Sense (Dir: M. quite a waste of time. The Wide Awake thing is understandable since this is from the same director. . Starring Bruce Willis. giving reason for the sappiness of the films ending. Rea. but none of those moments work. but all the same I enjoyed This Is My Father. as I found it to be a slight work. The Sixth Sense doesn't even have spooky moments like The Blair Witch Project or even tongue in cheek horror like Idle Hands. Night Shyamalan. Mischa Barton.. I was not enthralled by the film. that you should predict is a dead person. the film attempts to startle you by having someone. Gleeson. Donnie Wahlberg. Moxley. Haley Joel Osment. Toni Collette.dead. and Trevor Morgan) more BY: DAVID PERRY Advertised as a tense thriller with horror film tendencies.
but all of its comedy and suspense turns out rather flat. Still it is a worthwhile film to see. I did like the little suprise that comes at the climax. I also liked the cinematography from Jonathan Demme mainstay Tak Fujimoto. though at times I though that it was trying too hard to be catchy (plus it was in dire need of a steadycam). BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. My only real big complaint is in the ending. This is causing problems for both of them as Cole's single mother Lynn (Collette) is terribly worried about him and Malcolm's wife Anna (Williams) feels without her husband as he spends all his time with Cole.The Sixth Sense follows the attempts of child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Willis) to understand the acute schizophrenia of 11 year old Cole Sear (Osment). despite being highly flawed. The direction by Shyamalan is good. It seems that Cole believes that he sees dead people walking around unaware of the fact that they are dead. The Sixth Sense does succeed well in drama. but I truly hated the sappiness that the film went into in the final moments. His performance is above anything from a preteen this year and arguably the best supporting role of the year. I'd go as far as saying that he and Mason Gamble are the only young actors that can act (I'd draw the line at about 15 because then you're getting into Jason Schwartzman and Ben Silverstone territory).COM . I liked Willis in this as well as Collette and Williams (though not their finest work). but the real acting ability here is in Osment. I thought that maybe they had accidentally let Tom Shadyac or Joe Johnston take over the finale. Cole's case is of great importance to Malcolm since he sees his one failure as a doctor in a case that was almost exactly the same (which lead to the intrusion of this ex-patient early in the film).
Jennifer Aniston. I've not had this much fun in a family film since Antz. have been minor features that did not really do anything that was of great interest. But Disney has weakened as of late. Hercules. Cloris Leachman. It actually was better than the big Disney Summer movie that year. Hogarth Hughes (Marienthal). and John Mahoney) more BY: DAVID PERRY Early note: Due to the fact that it is not really a family film. especially since ex-Disney animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks to make The Prince of Egypt and Antz. Harry Connick Jr. but I must take any chance I get to voice my disgust for those two films). Time and again the two would bring out hideous cartoons like Ferngully. the Last Rainforest. this is irrelevant. and I had a fun time. The only animated feature by a non-Disney studio in the eighties and nineties that I thought successfully met and surpassed the Disney animated element was 1997's Anastasia from 20th Century Fox and All Dogs Go to Heaven creator Don Bluth. Though it is Fox that one-upper Disney two years ago. More classy and actually better looking than Tarzan. I liked its ever-so-predictable story. So Hogarth gets the next best thing to a small . Meanwhile it has been allowing its more adult divisions to make crap like Armageddon and The Other Sister (yes.Iron Giant (Dir: Brad Bird. Vin Diesel. The two last Disney cartoons. Voices include Eli Marienthal. that wants terribly to have a pet. The Iron Giant is the story of a boy. this year it is Warner Bros. James Gammon. All this while Disney made its best film since Toy Story with Mulan. with The Iron Giant. Rock-a-Doodle. But non-Disney animation did not suddenly get better. Christopher McDonald. The Iron Giant successfully evokes the spirit of animated films that I thought had floundered. Tarzan and A Bug's Life. Warner Bros. This monopoly has been artistically as well as financially. and that is not really that family oriented (I think that Antz is just a toned down South Park in its more adult approach in animation). joined the pack after the dismal Thumbelina and made Quest for Camelot while Fox made The King and I and MGM dropped out completely (MGM does so few films in a year anyway). His mother (Aniston) is not the biggest fan of the idea because of prior dispositions caused by Hogarth's pets. Aladdin. All Dogs Go to Heaven. and The Pebble and the Penguin.. There have only been two production companies to regularly compete with Disney: 20th Century Fox and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (though in the eighties Universal did a few with Don Bluth like Land Before Time and An American Tail). Longer & Uncut is not really considered in this write-up on animated films. though I will admit that it is better than anything from Disney in years.. I enjoyed its starchy characters. The great texture and colors that are made for this film make it a highly enjoyable sit in the theatre. At the same time Disney was showing off its animation division with Beauty and the Beast. both for children and adults. For years Disney has had a quasi-monopoly on animated motion pictures. and The Little Mermaid.. South Park: Bigger.
Sure it probably gets too political towards the end.COM Dick (Dir: Andrew Fleming. but I have always been a big fan. Dave Foley. Dan Hedaya. Will Ferrell. a government worker named Kent Mansley (McDonald) comes in to investigate and get rid of what he sees as a communist menace (that is why it is set in the fifties). Even if he .and cuddly creature: he gets a giant robot from outer space (grumbles and "argh"s thanks to Vin Diesel). From one of the directors of animated television shows like The Critic and The Simpsons.D. Now if only Titan AE (the latest Disney competitor from Don Bluth) would be half as good. but it is a kid's film. Harry Shearer. who cares? The chase through the small village is one of the best sequences this year and the climax is terrific. The film is pure enjoyment. Jim Breuer. Ted McGinley. Saul Rubinek. One president that has always interested me is Richard Nixon. Spradlin) more BY: DAVID PERRY I must say that if there is one thing that contains me most in US history it is the presidents. I do not know why. Ana Gasteyer. When word gets around that there is something that has been eating everything metal in this small Maine town circa 1955. Ryan Reynolds. the film has a great look and a nice feel. Bruce McCulloch. Devon Gummersall. Michelle Williams. going as far as memorizing and writing a book on all of them in grade school (the book is about what you would expect from a nine year old). Teri Garr. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. and G. Starring Kirsten Dunst.
It is still questionable exactly who Deep Throat was but the new film Dick is one scenario of who he/she/they might have been. the thing is that not all of it is appealing.had a corrupt administration and was actually the only president that had a great chance of being removed from office. Sure it does not sit well and it seemed better in the theatre than it does in post-thought. especially Dunst. I liked the film. It seems that all this was caused by two 15 year old girls that were in the Watergate Hotel the night of the robbery. along with other things found in the Nixon administration (including Nixon's dislike for Checkers in comparison to Kennedy and Johnson's dogs and Nixon's liking towards paper mache). They happen to run into G. there is no doubting that. Nixon has always been one of my favorites (it helps that I'm a stout Republican). Breuer as Dean. One thing I really liked about the film was in its openness towards Nixon/Watergate jokes that would go right over the heads of the young audience it was advertised towards. it is just entertaining. The film is fun to watch. Much like so many other films. Not only does the film answer who Deep Throat was. no great achievement in animation like The Iron Giant or in horror films like The Blair Witch Project. I liked its premise of who the mysterious Deep Throat was that tipped Washington Post writers Woodward and Bernstein on the recordings in the Nixon Oval Office. Despite that I did not think much about seeing Dick. Dick is simply fun. Its teen comedy approach looked thoroughly stupid and left me rather doubtful on how worthwhile it would be. This. but its approach actually works. Foley as Haldeman). cause them to become highly interesting to the two Washington Post reporters Carl Woodward (Ferrell) and Bob Bernstein (McCulloch) in their trek to find out about the Nixon involvement in the Watergate break-in. Still I saw it and must admit that I had a good time. The sheer pleasure in seeing what actors they get to play certain figure heads in the whole ordeal is much like the same thing in Nixon (Shearer as Liddy. . but it really did nothing for me. Gordon Liddy (Shearer) in the stairwell and later recognize him at a tour of the White House (where they happen to find the CREEP list) followed by a glimpse of him being arrested on the news. it also explains the duct tape on the door at the Watergate Hotel and the 18 and a half minute gap in the recording tape. Still the two leads put forth good tries. I've seen the Oliver Stone film Nixon many times and enjoyed it exceedingly even if it is rather anti-Nixon. The ending is rather insipid (though I did like the climax) and the film does run rather long.
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