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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
seminarprojects. Take pictures If you fashion your index fingers and thumbs into a square ("framing" gesture). and use gestures to sort through the photos. we can project them onto a surface. where they work.com/Thread- . 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..logy--7186 and http://www.seminarprojects. and so on.. 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. CONCLUSION Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around us.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. and organize and resize them. the system will snap a photo. Feed information on people The system will project relevant information about a person such as what they do. After taking the desired number of photos.com/Threadsi.
) to go into the internet and get information that we want. He says that the movies ³Robocop´ and ³Minority Report´ gave him the inspiration to create his view of a world not dominated by computers. keeping us continually connected to the digital world.si. and thus making the entire world your computer. 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. Although the miniaturization of computing devices allows us to carry computers in our pockets. 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. bringing intangible.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unKT8oJW seperate Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION We¶ve evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. which has its relation to the power of these six senses. But arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses. ³Sixth Sense Technology´. but one where computers and other digital devices enhance people¶s enjoyment of the physical world. it is the newest jargon that has proclaimed its presence in the technical arena. tablets. This technology has emerged. 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.e-computer for getting more information about sixth sense technology Reference: http://www. we use our five natural senses which includes eye. and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures.. 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. A grad student with the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT. digital information and human robots. SixthSense bridges this gap. .seminarprojects. Right now. ear.. namely the data. he caused a storm with his creation of SixthSense. µSixthSense¶ frees information from its confines by seamlessly integrating it with reality. When we encounter something. a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. It was developed by Pranav Mistry. we use our ³devices´ (computers. nose. information and knowledge that mankind has accumulated about everything and which is increasingly all available online. digital information out into the tangible world. mobile phones. there is no link between our digital devices and our interactions with the physical world. someone or some place. Information is confined traditionally on paper or digitally on a screen. etc. tongue mind and body to perceive information about it. that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take.
The setup. 2. 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. The wristband was getting close. which includes seven graduate students. The prototype was built from an ordinary webcam and a battery-powered 3M projector. allows the user to project information from the phone onto any surface ² walls. 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. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket. That¶s when they struck on the idea of accessing information from the internet and projecting it. a mirror and a camera. you turn out to be a moving computer in yourself and the fingers act like a mouse and a keyboard. 2.Chapter 2 SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 2. 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.2 Earlier SixthSense Prototype Figure 2. As we grab a package of macaroni. Nor is it taken from any experiences from the past or known. which book a user is holding in a store. Sixth Sense aims to more seamlessly integrate online information and tech into everyday life. Therefore. It involves the reception of information not gained through any of the five senses. which costs less than $350. We can very well consider the Sixth Sense Technology as a blend of the computer and the cell phone.2: Earlier Device Maes¶ MIT group. and colored Magic Marker caps on four .1: Six Senses Sixth Sense in scientific (or non-scientific) terms is defined as Extra Sensory Perception or in short ESP. 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. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant-like mobile wearable device. So someone wearing the wristband could pick up a paperback in the bookstore and immediately call up reviews about the book. 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. They also had a ring that used infrared to communicate by beacon to supermarket smart shelves to give you information about products. but we still had to take out our cell phone to look at the information. for example. The SixthSense prototype is composed of a pocket projector.3: Present Device Now they have switched to a smaller projector and created the pendant prototype to be worn around the neck. 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.1 What is SixthSense Figure 2. the body of another person or even your hand. with an attached mirror ² all connected to an internet-enabled mobile phone. Mistry wore the device on a lanyard around his neck. in course. They initially produced a wristband that would read an Radio Frequency Identification tag to know. it effectively gives users a sixth sense.3 Recent Prototype Figure 2. They started with a larger projector that was mounted on a helmet. By making available information needed for decision-making beyond what we have access to with our five senses.
3 Mirror Figure 3. The camera recognizes objects around you instantly.4: Smartphone The mobile devices like Smartphone in our pockets transmit and receive voice and data anywhere and to anyone via the mobile internet.fingers (red. in a sense.1: Camera A webcam captures and recognises an object in view and tracks the user¶s hand gestures using computer-vision based techniques. and handles the connection to the internet. green. We want this thing to merge with the physical world in a real physical sense. The information will look like it is part of the object.5: Color Markers It is at the tip of the user¶s fingers. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface.1 Components The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device.1. blue.2 Working Figure 3. a projector opens up interaction and sharing.1. Marking the user¶s fingers with red. Other software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures. 3. acts as a digital eye. The movements and arrangements of these makers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces. green and yellow) helped the camera distinguish the four fingers and recognize his hand gestures with software that Mistry created. A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface in view±object.1.4 Mobile Component Figure 3. seeing what the user sees. including the object itself or your hand. and blue tape helps the webcam recognize gestures.1.1 Camera Figure 3. 3. Camera Projector Mirror Mobile Component Color Markers 3. wall. yellow.2: Projector Also.6: Working . You are touching that object and projecting info onto that object. The project itself contains a battery inside. It also tracks the movements of the thumbs and index fingers of both of the user's hands. with 3 hours of battery life. 3. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces.2 Projector Figure 3.3: Mirror The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. A Web-enabled smart phone in the user¶s pocket processes the video data. An accompanying Smartphone runs the SixthSense software. Chapter 3 WORKING OF SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 3. 3.1.5 Color Markers Figure 3. 3. or person. It sends the data to the smart phone. The camera. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces.
" says Dr Maes. show me the weather. This is possible only because the µSixth Sense¶ device supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction. 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. The "sixth sense" in question is the internet. Iconic gestures. and then the projector takes over. image capturing. along with an entire non-contextual interface for reading email or making calls. 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. pictures. To bring out variations on a much higher plane. and what you're trying to do.where you touch the screen and make the map move by pinching and dragging. The idea is that SixthSense tries to determine not only what someone is interacting with. and that can be just about anything -. whenever I draw a star. 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. images. in the demo video which was broadcasted to showcase the prototype to the world. you might have noticed in the demo. All the work is in the software. images. demanding various applications. like the ones you see in Microsoft Surface or the iPhone -. The technology is mainly based on hand gesture recognition.MIT has shown off the device projecting information about a person you meet at a party on that actual person (pictured).if the projector doesn't give it away. which can be browsed and manipulated with hand gestures. The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. because of my culture. like when you take a picture [as in the photo above]. You might want to use other gestures that you use in everyday life. Mistry uses coloured caps on his fingers so that it becomes simpler for the software to differentiate between the fingers. preferably through unique and varied fiducials. This system is very customizable. drawing an icon in the air. When I draw a magnifying glass. which naturally supplies the data. 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. Basically the camera recognises individuals. projecting flight status on a boarding pass. but also how he or she is interacting with it. The software searches the internet for information that is potentially relevant to that situation. "The system is constantly trying to figure out what's around you.The hardware that makes Sixth Sense work is a pendant like mobile wearable interface It has a camera. for instance). the colored finger bands the device uses to detect finger motion certainly might. I do a namaste gesture to start the projection on the wall. 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. makes the wearer look like a complete dork -. track your gestures. It's pretty interesting technology that. Like. and . It has to recognize the images you see. 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. pictures. processing. show me the map. Or. 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. like many MIT Media Lab projects. and then relate it all to relevant information at the same time." The software recognizes 3 kinds of gestures: Multitouch gestures. Freehand gestures.
above all. Combination of powerful CPU. and computer. When we bring in connectivity. Chapter 4 RELATED TECHNOLOGIES SixthSense¶ technology takes a different approach to computing and tries to make the digital aspect of our lives more intuitive. accelerometers. 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. similar to gestures supported by multi-touch based systems. tracking. GPS and solid state compass are often present in modern Smartphone. computer vision based algorithm etc. 4. RFID. The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger. Initially handheld AR employed sensors such as digital compasses and GPS units for its six degree of freedom tracking sensors. more natural. All handheld AR solutions to date have employed video see-through techniques to overlay the graphical information to the physical world. Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) makes use of digital projectors to display graphical information onto physical objects. 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. It¶s a lot of complex technology squeezed into a simple portable device. which make them prospective platforms. Most important is the tracking . The augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements. Each of these technologies have different levels of accuracy and precision. The HMD's are either optical see-through or video see-through in nature. The main hardware components for augmented reality are: display. Spatial Displays Instead of the user wearing or carrying the display such as with head mounted displays or handheld devices. We shouldn¶t have to think about it separately. camera. The map application lets the user navigate a map displayed on a nearby surface using hand gestures. gesture recognition. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. Handheld Displays Handheld Augment Reality employs a small computing device with a display that fits in a user's hand. input devices. interactive and.manipulation. relevant visual information projected on any object we pick up or interact with The technology is mainly based on hand augmented reality. 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. we can get instant. wireless sensors etc. Modern mobile augmented reality systems use one or more of the following tracking technologies: digital cameras and/or other optical sensors. letting the user zoom in. Sixth sense technology which uses Augmented Reality concept to super imposes digital information on the physical world. zoom out or pan using intuitive hand movements. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally usable. etc.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.
which still limit the majority of input to keyboard and mouse. within each culture. or handing objects to others. however American Sign Language gestures also fall into this category. Only some of the current and future AR applications make use of a Smartphone as a mobile computing platform. Iconic gestures As the name suggests. These can further be categorized according to their functionality. beckon. 4. or otherwise directing the listeners attention to specific event or objects in the environment. 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. They are the gestures made when someone says ³The plane flew like this´. while mimicking the action of turning a wheel with both hands. An Emblem such as the ³OK´ gesture is one such example. Free of any object.of the pose and position of the user's head for the augmentation of the user's view. For users with disabilities of varying kinds. 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. With respect to objects. we wave. Gestures can be used to communicate with a computer so we will be mostly concerned with empty handed semiotic gestures. Gesture recognition enables humans to interface with the machine (HMI) and interact naturally without any mechanical devices. touching or moving objects. keyboards and even touch-screens redundant. Deictic gestures These are the types of gestures most generally seen in HCI and are the gestures of pointing. thus building a richer bridge between machines and humans than primitive text user interfaces or even GUIs (graphical user interfaces). these gestures are used to convey information about the size. Symbolic gestures These are gestures that. fend off. while moving their hand through the air like the flight path of the aircraft. This could potentially make conventional input devices such as mouse. Gestures can originate from any bodily motion or state but commonly originate from the face or hand. Gesture recognition can be seen as a way for computers to begin to understand human body language. Using the concept of gesture recognition. Current focuses in the field include emotion recognition from the face and hand gesture recognition. Gesture recognition can be conducted with techniques from computer vision and image processing. AR has real potential to help people with a variety of disabilities. and to a greater or lesser degree (depending on training) make use of more formal sign languages. it is possible to point a finger at the computer screen so that the cursor will move accordingly. shape or orientation of the object of discourse.3 Computer vision based algorithm .2 Gesture Recognition Gesture recognition is a topic in computer science and language technology with the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. have come to a single meaning. we have a broad range of gestures that are almost universal. Gestures can exist in isolation or involve external objects. including pointing at objects. Many approaches have been made using cameras and computer vision algorithms to interpret sign language. When a speaker says ³I turned the steering wheel hard to the left´. changing object shape. they are making a pantomimic gesture. activating objects such as controls. 4.
or multi-dimensional data from a medical scanner. e. a researcher at the media lab of the Massachusetts Institute Technology. While computer graphics produces image data from 3D models. interactive and..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. with qualitative inter-relations in terms of scale.g. e.g. a prior on skin color is included in the particle filtering. Computer vision tends to focus on the 3D scene projected onto one or several images. with an extension of layered sampling referred to as hierarchical layered sampling. washing machine. image analysis and machine vision. Machine vision tends to focus on applications. 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. the inverse of computer graphics. detection of multiscale color features is performed. So. how to reconstruct structure or other information about the 3D scene from one or several images. To improve the performance of the system. The fields most closely related to computer vision are image processing. mainly in manufacturing.Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that see. such as video sequences. position and orientation. Some of the technologies that uses this are Radio Frequency Identification.4. studies and describes the processes implemented in software and hardware behind artificial vision systems. has developed a 'sixth sense' device ± a gadget worn on the wrist that can function as a 'touch screen' device for many modern applications. Pranav Mistry. workspaces. Image processing and image analysis tend to focus on 2D images.. The gadget is capable of selecting a product either by . The hand postures are then simultaneously detected and tracked using particle filtering. on the other hand. The image data can take many forms. 4. gesture gaming.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. relevant visual information projected on any object you pick up or interact with. view based hierarchical hand models and particle filtering. When you bring in connectivity. views from multiple cameras. 4. and their interactions. pick up a box of cereal and your device will project whether it suits your preferences. The software tracks the user¶s gestures using computer-vision based algorithms. above all. more natural. computer vision is concerned with the theory behind artificial systems that extract information from images. in some ways. The hand postures or states are represented in terms of hierarchies of multi-scale color image features at different scales. as explored in augmented reality. objects. vision based autonomous robots and systems for vision based inspection or measurement.g. you can get instant. how to transform one image to another. his characterization implies that image processing/analysis neither require assumptions nor produce interpretations about the image content.. 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. computer vision often produces 3D models from image data. In each image. There is also a trend towards a combination of the two disciplines. 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. As a scientific discipline. Computer vision is. Computer vision. e.
for example. The inference algorithms consume these raw events to infer events at the level of people. The technology is able to automatically differentiate between people tags and object tags. energy and time during the cycle. private office versus conference room). laptops.g. the researchers have prototyped a few applications using these APIs. and perform other such inferences. 4. and rich annotation of video with physical events. 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. infer the ownership of objects by people.2 Sixth Sense Washing Machine Whirlpool AWOE 8758 White Washing Machine is a remarkable front loader that incorporates the unparalleled Sixth Sense technology. learn the nature of different zones in a workspace (e. Some models also contain a detergent overdosing monitor to make sure that you do not use too much washing detergent. and there is good coverage of RFID readers in the workplace. we consider an enterprise setting of the future where people (or rather their employee badges) and their personal objects such as books. Whirlpool 6th Sense washing machines can save you up to 50% less water. Adaption and Control. By combining information from these diverse sources. including a misplaced object alert service. and mobile phones are tagged with cheap. Sense. To demonstrate the capabilities of the platform. objects. 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. passive RFID tags. energy and time. SixthSense incorporates algorithms that start with a mass of undifferentiated tags and automatically infer a range of information based on an accumulation of observations. when you pick up your mobile phone.image recognition or radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and project information. . like an Amazon rating. The New Generation 6th Sense appliances from Whirlpool are helping to protect the environment and to reduce your energy bills. water and time. 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.4. which are then recorded in a separate processed database. Here. Whirlpool 6th Sense appliances are designed to be intelligent and energy efficient appliances that adapt their performance to better suit your needs. and workspace zones. SixthSense infers when a user has interacted with an object. 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. Applications can either poll these databases by running SQL queries or set up triggers to be notified of specific events of interest. to ensure that they achieve optimal performance each and every time that they are used. All Whirlpool appliances with intelligent 6th Sense technology work on three key principles. SixthSense records all tag-level events in a raw database.. learn the identities of people. It is a platform in that its programming model makes the inferences made automatically available to applications via a rich set of APIs. 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. Ideal washing machine for thorough washing that requires sixth sense to detect stubborn stains and adjust wash impact. an enhanced calendar service.
5. then use that virtual keypad to make a call.6 Zooming features . The keys will come up on the fingers. 5. recognizes the gesture. No mobile device will be required.1: Make a call You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto your hand. to zoom in and out and do other controls. For example. 5.2: 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.Chapter 5 APPLICATIONS The SixthSense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness. Thus a piece of paper turns into a video display.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.3 Check the time Figure 5. for example.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. The fingers of the other hand will then be used to key in the number and call. a newspaper can show live video news or dynamic information can be provided on a regular piece of paper.5 Drawing application Figure 5. The following are few of the applications of Sixth Sense Technology. The computer tracks the red marker cap or piece of tape.1 Make a call Figure 5. 5. and instructs the projector to flash the image of a watch onto his wrist.4 Create multimedia reading experiences Figure 5.2 Call up a map Figure 5. viability and flexibility of the system. The SixthSense device has a huge number of applications. just type in the number with your palm acting as the virtual keypad.5: Drawing The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger. Calling a number also will not be a great task with the introduction of Sixth Sense Technology. 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.
projecting relevant information such as what they do. the system will snap a photo. 5. and organize and resize them. SixthSense does not change human habits but causes computer and other machines to adapt to human needs. 5. then feeds you information on books. The device could be used by anyone without even a basic knowledge of a keyboard or mouse.11: Information on people Sixth Sense also is capable of "a more controversial use´.9 Take pictures Figure 5. Chapter 6 ADVANTAGES AND ENHANCEMENTS . The system can project Amazon ratings on that book.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. It uses hand gestures to interact with digital information. if you're trying to shop "green" and are looking for paper towels with the least amount of bleach in them.1 Advantages SixthSense is an user friendly interface which integrates digital information into the physical world and its objects. 5. and also m it could display tags about the person floating on their shirt. as well as reviews and other relevant information 5. then feeds you information on those products.9: Take Pictures If we fashion our index fingers and thumbs into a square (the typical "framing" gesture). where they work. 6.8: Book information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up.10 Get flight updates Figure 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. 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. we can project them onto a surface.7 Get product information 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. After taking the desired number of photos.Figure 5. If we are going for a holiday. then from now on .11 Feed information on people Figure 5. For example. It is portable and easy to carry as we can wear it in our neck. When you go out and meet someone.8 Get book information Figure 5.7: Product information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up. making the entire world your computer. and use gestures to sort through the photos. 5. There is no need to carry a camera anymore.
REFERENCES 1. it should allow us to use the table as multi touch user interface. http://lucasrichter.com/5167790/sixth-sense-t. Clearly..net/2009/11/12/sixth-s. http://boingboing. http://theviewspaper..html 3.. it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us.com/2009/0..hnolo.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unL6hY00 Sixth Sense Technology will Revolutionize the World SCIENCE | July 26.style wearable device on table.2 Future Enhancements To get rid of color markers To incorporate camera and projector inside mobile computing device..wards it will be easy to capture photos by using mere fingers 6. 2009 | Share . CONCLUSION The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you. that is.the-world/ 5.seminarprojects.. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us. Whenever we place pendant.com/sixth-sense-technology/ 2.wordpress. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want. education systems etc. in the simplest way possible. But as it is now.blendernation.ld-forever 4. To make sixth sense work as fifth sense for disabled person. http://www. Applying this technology in various interest like gaming.. http://gizmodo..ping-this/ Reference: http://www. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase. To have 3D gesture tracking.net/sixth-sense-tec.
all one has to do is to just gesture drawing circle on the wrist and there appears a wrist watch. of Indian origin is the mastermind behind the sixth sense technology. Pranav Mistry. 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. Still more work is being done on the device and when fully developed.All of us are aware of the five basic senses ± seeing. While picking up any good at the grocery store. the user can get to know whether the product is eco friendly or not. The device brings us closer to reality and assists us in making right decisions by providing the relevant information. Mapping can also be done anywhere with the features of zooming in or zooming out. Currently the prototype of the device costs around $350 to build. 28 year old. To know the time. it will definitely revolutionize the world. departure or delay time of your air plane on your tickets. tasting and hearing. That¶s not it. The device sees what we see but it lets out information that we want to know while viewing the object. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. The Sixth Sense prototype consists of a pocket projector. It can project information on any surface. feeling.by Popular Science. it would be something supernatural. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces. It is basically a connection to something greater than what their physical senses are able to perceive. mirror and a camera. Firstly. user friendly interface which links the physical world around us with digital information and uses hand gestures to interact with them. The camera also helps user to take pictures of the scene he is viewing and later he can arrange them on any surface. To a layman. He invented µ Sixth Sense / WUW ( Wear UR World) µ which is a wearable gestural . thereby. be it a wall. For book lovers it is nothing less than a blessing. The device can also tell you arrival. The drawing application lets user draw on any surface by observing the movement of index finger. pick any page and the device gives additional information on the text. smelling. But the invention of sixth sense technology has completely shocked the world. He is a PhD student at MIT and he won the µInvention of the Year 2009 µ. while the camera recognizes and tracks user¶s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. table or any other object and uses hand / arm movements to help us interact with the projected information. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket. But there is also another sense called the sixth sense. Some might just consider it to be a superstition or something psychological. The device has a huge number of applications. it is portable and easily to carry as you can wear it in your neck. comments and lot more add on features. Some of the more practical uses are reading a newspaper. Imagine reading a newspaper and viewing videos instead of the photos in the paper. To add to it. Or live sports updates while reading the newspaper. Open any book and you will find the Amazon ratings of the book. . The device serves the purpose of a computer plus saves time spent on searching information. The device is pendant shaped like mobile wearing devices. making the entire world a computer. It also supports multi touch and multi user interaction. 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.
Sixth Sense can also obey hand gestures. and just by taking out your boarding pass. However. But those are just novelty applications. I want to try it. .Basically. instead of requiring you to be in front of a big screen like Tom Cruise. and overlaying the information on the world itself. the author of this post. you can access or manipulate the information using your fingers. Just hold it in front of your and it will work. Now take this to every aspect of your everyday life. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface. or if it fits your preferences or not. Need to make a call? Extend your hand on front of the projector and numbers will appear for you to click. The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you. Whatever it is. thinking about what brand of soap is better. Just look at objects. really. all the information stored on the web. The camera recognizes objects around you instantly. at jesus@gizmodo. Clearly. it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us. Imagine you are at the supermarket. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us. Need to know the time? Draw a circle on your wrist and a watch will appear. [TED] Send an email to Jesus Diaz. hold them on your hands. Or maybe what wine you should get for tonight's dinner. You won't need to do any action. Or just make a few people look like dorks. It can go either way. even while you are jumping hysteric over Oprah's sofa. The true power of Sixth Sense lies on its potential to connect the real world with the Internet. Sixth Sense can do its magic²and a lot more²everywhere. that is. in the simplest way possible. Sixth Sense will grab real time information about your flight and display it over the ticket. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase. like in the infamous Minority Report. You can be in a taxi going to the airport. highlighting what you want to frame. and the system will make the photo²which you can later organize with the others using your own hands over the air. Want to take a photo? Just make a square with your fingers. But as it is now. and Sixth Sense will show you if it's good or bad. including the object itself or your hand. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want. Then. Sixth Sense is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cellphone²which acts as the computer and your connection to the Cloud.com.
tuning by mental focus is inconsistent and capricious. are in denial. it is a science in its infancy. This is the same scientific phenomenon that works in the transmission of electronic information such as the television or radio. At one time or another. It is a normal part of the human psyche and not abnormal or reserved for special or gifted persons. Those that can¶t recall having the experience are not aware of the signs or. Spiritual tuning is done through the brain with mental focus. The difference being that psychic and medium communication is in its infancy as far as future development goes. Thanks to the media and to religion. You¶ve already had contact. Contrary to the media¶s misrepresentations. anyone that would have predicted one hundred years ago where we would be today. would have been laughed to scorn. everyone that is alive today has seen them. while electronic tuning is reliable. The sixth sense is a part of everyone whether or not they like it. heard from them._____________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________\ How to develop your sixth sense Everyone has it. because of fear and ignorance programmed through religion. smelled them. A person has more to fear going to their car in the parking lot after work than from those souls in the spirit world. those in spirit do not have physical bodies to carry out evil deeds like some thug in a parking lot. Electronic tuning is done through electronic means that is mechanical in nature. feeling. seeing. These require that you tune into a particular band or frequency to get the program that you want. a connection to something more and greater than their physical senses are able to perceive. It has a scientific basis for its manifestation because all things that happen work according to scientific laws. it is no less scientific. Everyone is aware of their five basic senses. it has been misrepresented and as a result. Mental tuning. One doesn¶t have to be a practiced medium or an ordained saint to make contact with the souls from the spirit world. What everyone is not so well aware of is their sixth sense. either while in the waking state or through a dream. consistent and tangible. 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. hearing and tasting. been touched by them. Every human being is equipped from birth with what they need to communicate with the spirit world from where they came. Consider technology that we take for granted. smelling. intent and desire being the means. So it is with mediums and communication with the so-called dead. This is the entrance to the world of the unseen encounter. even by laws that haven¶t been discovered yet. Nothing to fear. people associate the spirit world with fear and trepidation. Although. the unfelt touch of someone from the spiritual world trying to make a connection with someone in the physical body. the unheard communication. and to where they will eventually go when they give up their physical body. that sense of otherworldliness. This is . It is scientific.
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. to get familiar with the sense of the action and presence of the energy involved. This will give you a perception of how involved and integrated is the underlying hidden power that caused the event to take place. People. you will need to practice diligently a number of exercise techniques to get feed back while developing these abilities. 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. it becomes a matter of adopting a certain kind of mind set that is necessary to cultivate a power thinking process. you need to find a development circle or starting a "circle" of your own. 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. A circle means weekly meetings where like minded people can practice in a positive environment. 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. but for everyone who makes the effort to learn its secrets. 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. If they hadn't focused their attention on it. Focusing on even the smallest instance of psychic phenomena that happens to your self and to people around you. Understanding and accepting this concept is the most important requirement to developing one's own latent ability. Play the event around in your mind continually. The next important requirement. Next. Psychic Power . recognizing the times that you have been touched by those in the spirit world.the first step in development of your sixth sense. then they wouldn't be what they are. These vibrations are not just for the so called 'gifted' persons. 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. animals and plants are all connected to the hidden energy of universal consciousness that permeates the entire universe and 'wires' all of us together. Practice To advance. Another thing you can do is to visit the pages on Esp and Telepathy which is part of this . Focus To begin tuning into this force you need to learn about focusing.
Mental telepathy makes possible the "knowing" about past future or current events that is not supposed to be part of our knowledge. Even if you don't perform well with the symbol cards. they have increased their mind power by a quantum leap above other people. clairvoyance. it doesn't matter. the student should learn to meditate. or out of the ordinary. our other sense. It enables them to send and receive information almost at will to influence things that are important to them. (not one of those hotlines advertised on TV or in magazines). 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. 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. precognition are all perceived through mental telepathy. but rather exercises for someone who is serious about psychic mind development. These are considered to be our 'normal' senses and any sense or gathering of information. What is ESP? Esp .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. is said to be 'extra'. The four symbol tests and on the following pages are designed to gage your basic Esp ability. Just practicing all these exercises increases your mind's ability to send and receive information that will be an asset to your life. suddenly begin to happen. You will then begin to notice that the things that you want to happen. Telepathy and Mind Control The Purpose of These Tests and Exercises. You can develop a lot more quickly when you practice meditation. That will be your proof and reward for developing the power of your mind. When someone demonstrates an ability to send and receive information that is not part of their five ordinary senses.website. there are two Telepathy exercises for you to further develop the power of your mind. When a person develops their ESP. smelling. Mind reading. so you can get the feel of the energy involved. it is placed in the realm of "extra" almost as though it was bizarre or abnormal and not part of the human . this is not a rigid requirement. Following these. Meditation In addition to these practices. The five senses are seeing. Its best to be directly in the vibration of a the person giving the reading. Although. The symbol cards along with the telepathy exercises help to discipline and train your mind to focus. This development is a primer for those who feel they'd like to continue into mediumship. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Esp Test. . Esp is mental telepathy. Its called MIND CONTROL. it makes a lot of difference in how fast you progress. They are not games. tasting. There you'll find tests and practices which will help you to begin developing your latent psychic abilities. and hearing. feeling.
telepathic ability is available to all those willing to practice and learn how to increase this talent that is given to everyone at birth. Each of the tests covers a different aspect of mind control and telepathy. But they all have one thing in common. and you can use it for keeping score. you can print the symbols and paste them on cards. 4 varieties of colors and symbols. It is important to maintain enthusiasm and interest when testing your self because it has been found to make a difference. their score often times goes down. you'll naturally need a color printer. but rather to improve and cultivate it through patience. switching off when you lose interest in one or the other. Psychics and mediums use extrasensory perception. psychics and mediums know secret and private information about another person's life and are able to advise them. They made a decision not to ignore it. The instructions how to do it are on each of the symbol pages. That is why we have presented here. The Sixth Sense A Film Review by James Berardinelli United States. Release Date: 8/6/99 (wide) Running Length: 1:45 . Don't get bored. 1999 U. This is how clairvoyants. Remember that the important thing is not in how well you score. After you read the instructions on how to test and keep score. Do all of them repeatedly and on a rotation basis.S. For color symbols. There are also telepathic exercises that require 2 people which will help add an expanded dimension to the exercises.psyche or sense abilities. practice and effort. but in the practice which leads to telepathy and mind control. When a person begins to get bored. Print the score sheet page. Many people can now benefit from their diligence and persistence in their own self development. Test your self with all four. 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. However. Some of them discovered that they had the ability at a young age and some not until later in their life.
Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a revered psychologist who has just earned an award from the mayor for his efforts with children. a central spiritual theme. Anna (Olivia Williams). He is Vincent Gray (Donnie Wahlberg). Frank Marshall. While this picture shares many qualities with Wide Awake (a child protagonist. Barry Mendel Screenplay: M. With the exception of Cole. The once-loving couple hardly talks and he suspects that she's having an affair. This is not a strong or effectively executed screenplay. After showing great strides of maturity between his ineffective debut. After rambling about Crowe's faults as a psychiatrist and asking "Do you know why you're afraid when you're alone?". As a means to assuage his guilt. it's an inferior product. I had to employ all of my usual tricks to keep from falling asleep. Shyamalan has backslided alarmingly with The Sixth Sense. There's no sense of subtlety. then shoots himself and his doctor. it's necessary to endure 75 minutes of some of the most dull. Distributor: Hollywood Pictures With his third feature effort.MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violent images. Cole sees and hears things that others cannot. mature themes) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 1. well acted. including a clever (albeit entirely predictable) twist at the very end. one critic at the screening wasn't as lucky. Haley Joel Osment. It is not well written. Donnie Wahlberg Director: M. Cut to "Next Fall.especially the way in which Cole's acceptance of his abilities brings about an awakening . no character has more dimensions than a sheet of paper. But the task he has set for himself is not an easy one.but the good things are deeply buried. are celebrating his triumph. a boy who shows similar problems to those displayed by Vincent Gray at that age. Night Shyamalan has taken a huge step in the wrong direction. Night Shyamalan Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto Music: James Newton Howard U. Night Shyamalan Producers: Kathleen Kennedy. to get to that point. he brandishes a gun. Alas.85:1 Cast: Bruce Willis. for fear that she will think he's a freak. And there's a lack of internal consistency and logic. A gulf has developed between him and his wife. Praying with Anger. and he is afraid to open up to his mother." Crowe has recovered from his wounds physically but not emotionally. or well directed. and being set in Shyamalan's home city of Philadelphia). her snores could be heard throughout the theater. writer/director M. This movie plods along. they arrive home to find an intruder in their bathroom. Crowe begins to work with 9-year old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). the movie doesn't even play by its own rules. On the night that Crowe and his wife. The dialogue is stilted. . Olivia Williams. The characters say and do things only because the plot makes certain demands of them. daring viewers to remain awake. Lynn (Toni Collette). turgidly paced film making this side of Meet Joe Black. Crowe is determined to accomplish for Cole what he could not do for his former patient. Unfortunately. and 1998's appealing Wide Awake. Some interesting things happen during the final half-hour of The Sixth Sense. 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. Toni Collette. one of Crowe's few failures.S.
(Is there any other way to explain the success of pabulum like TV's "Touched by an Angel"?) But. Meanwhile. but this may be the first time he has consciously attempted to essay a low-key persona. It's a shame. I expected a more captivating performance. which tries to say something about the connection between this world and the next one. Willis' co-star is young Haley Joel Osment. Osment's work here is merely adequate. which could have been an emotional cornerstone of The Sixth Sense. 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). after that. but she's not on screen enough for us to recognize her as anything more significant than a footnote to the main story.) and Bogus. but there's also a distinct lack of energy in the performance. it has a movie making-bythe-numbers feel. it's merely competent. Only in the first scene does Willis exhibit any life. Nevertheless. Osment is occasionally effective. based on his past work. unlike in movies such as What Dreams May Come. unimaginative vision. this motion picture is saddled with a murky. because much of the film's impact depends on our understanding a few things about Anna. 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.The Sixth Sense is obviously an attempt by Bruce Willis to broaden his range. © 1999 James Berardinelli Back Up . There's only one scene between these two that possesses any depth (and that happens near the end). It doesn't work. at it's worst. Olivia Williams (Rushmore) is criminally underused. best known for action roles in films like Die Hard. but. Part of the problem is undoubtedly that his character is badly written. he has a tendency to fade into the background. Unfortunately. There are undoubtedly those who will enjoy The Sixth Sense simply because of the spiritual angle. The actor. Today's society has an undeniable fascination with supernatural/pseudo-religious issues. Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding) deserves recognition for doing something with an underwritten role. feels muted. At its best. a child thespian who has shown promise in films like Forrest Gump (as Forrest Jr. 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. Lynn's relationship with Cole.
Hank Azaria. Eddie Izzard. Mystery Men's actors do put forth a nice effort. The Spleen (Reubens) who can take out a room via flatulence. Wes Studi. Claire Forlani. Janeane Garofalo. 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. most of whom are graduates of independent films and all of whom having pretty distinguished careers (just look at the films of William H. but more of a overlong bore and an unfunny choice for good actors. but then any hilarity would subside as the film would be filled with even more flat jokes. 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). but more often then should be the script is just too bad. The group is lead by Mr. there are some very good laughs. Lena Olin. a major metropolis' hero and crime fighter. much in the same vein as Blade Runner. three more heroes join the group: Invisible Boy (Mitchell) who has never actually been seen doing his named ability. but their characters are less than interesting enough to make an ensemble for a film. The other founding fathers of the "Mystery Men" are the silverware throwing Blue Raja (Azaria) and garden tool expert The Shoveler (Macy). Pras. Starring Ben Stiller. It has a terrific cast. William H. Geoffrey Rush. When Captain Amazing (Kinnear). a madcap group of superhero wannabes band together to save Captain Amazing and the city from the destruction of Frankenstein. Anabel Leek (Olin). Yes.Mystery Men (Dir: Kinka Usher. Greg Kinnear. After taking in applicants. The art direction is terrific. Tom Waits. The cast does try. and The Bowler (Garofalo) who can throw a bowling ball like a cannon/boomerang thanks to the skull of her father. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM . The film is nice to look at very often. whose power is that he can get very angry. Macy. is taken hostage by an evil madman named Cassanova Frankenstein (Rush) and his psychiatrist turned accomplice Dr. Kel Mitchell. Mystery Men is somewhat of a spoof of the whole superhero genre of both films and comic books. Paul Reubens. the problem is that that can only take you so far. Furious (Stiller). and Rick Jay) more BY: DAVID PERRY One of the most non-sensical and annoying films of the year. Mystery Men is appealing at times. Mystery Men proves that great casting cannot save a bad film. Macy besides Psycho). then this might be your type of film). I thought that the direction did have some nice moments.
Aiden stars while brothers Paul and Declan serve as writer/director and cinematographer. I have actually had some respect for Declan over the years. Donal Donnelly. a collaboration of Quinn's family. This Is My Father looks much like a film made simply to bring people together than as an achievement in filmmaking. . Colm Meaney.FROM AMAZON. and Looking for Richard. John Kavanaugh. I was not too excited about seeing This Is My Father.COM This is My Father (Dir: Paul Quinn. Starring Aidan Quinn. 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. He takes the trip to Ireland with his nephew (Tierney) and learns everything from a soothe-seer (Deady) that was friendly with Fiona. Brenden Gleeson. Moya Farrelly. is a Chicago teacher that is interested in the secrets kept by his invalid mother. James Caan. 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. Stephen Rea. Michael Collins. Sure I have liked him in stuff like Legends of the Fall. and John Cusack) more BY: DAVID PERRY I've never been the biggest of fans of actor Aidan Quinn. 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. respectively. Gina Moxley. Jacob Tierney. Since Practical Magic is hard to forgive. This is his first try at the three suits he wears and it shows. and all three of them serve as executive producers. The son. 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. Kieran Johnson. Maria McDermottroe. Eamon Morrissey. but Paul was nearly unknown by me. In Dreams. Moira Deady. Pauline Hutton.
but all the same I enjoyed This Is My Father. though they are overshadowed by a terrific supporting cast. Olivia Williams. giving reason for the sappiness of the films ending. Starring Bruce Willis. . The Wide Awake thing is understandable since this is from the same director. Moxley.. and Trevor Morgan) more BY: DAVID PERRY Advertised as a tense thriller with horror film tendencies. I was not enthralled by the film. Quinn. It does have some spots that are strategically made to scare the audience. Mischa Barton. Donnie Wahlberg. The Sixth Sense is much more a drama.. The subplot between Johnson's nephew and a local girl (Hutton) is boring and idiotic. Deady. especially from Cusack. Most of the film is on the shoulders of its terrific cast. In fact it came off to me as an episode of The Twilight Zone mixed with Wide Awake. but not all of it is believable or interesting. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. but none of those moments work. Rea. Toni Collette. Gleeson. walk by the camera. that you should predict is a dead person.dead. and Farrelly all shine in the lead roles.The film does have a nice story and some very nice scenes. as I found it to be a slight work. and Meaney. the film attempts to startle you by having someone. Night Shyamalan. quite a waste of time. Haley Joel Osment. Caan. The Sixth Sense doesn't even have spooky moments like The Blair Witch Project or even tongue in cheek horror like Idle Hands. For the most part.COM The Sixth Sense (Dir: M.
I liked Willis in this as well as Collette and Williams (though not their finest work). but all of its comedy and suspense turns out rather flat. 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).The Sixth Sense follows the attempts of child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Willis) to understand the acute schizophrenia of 11 year old Cole Sear (Osment). 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. His performance is above anything from a preteen this year and arguably the best supporting role of the year.COM . It seems that Cole believes that he sees dead people walking around unaware of the fact that they are dead. despite being highly flawed. though at times I though that it was trying too hard to be catchy (plus it was in dire need of a steadycam). I also liked the cinematography from Jonathan Demme mainstay Tak Fujimoto. My only real big complaint is in the ending. 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). I thought that maybe they had accidentally let Tom Shadyac or Joe Johnston take over the finale. I did like the little suprise that comes at the climax. The direction by Shyamalan is good. The Sixth Sense does succeed well in drama. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. but I truly hated the sappiness that the film went into in the final moments. but the real acting ability here is in Osment. Still it is a worthwhile film to see.
So Hogarth gets the next best thing to a small . that wants terribly to have a pet.Iron Giant (Dir: Brad Bird. The Iron Giant successfully evokes the spirit of animated films that I thought had floundered. I liked its ever-so-predictable story. More classy and actually better looking than Tarzan. 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. It actually was better than the big Disney Summer movie that year. Vin Diesel. 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). have been minor features that did not really do anything that was of great interest. Aladdin. Warner Bros. the Last Rainforest. Cloris Leachman. South Park: Bigger. At the same time Disney was showing off its animation division with Beauty and the Beast. and The Little Mermaid. 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). The great texture and colors that are made for this film make it a highly enjoyable sit in the theatre. For years Disney has had a quasi-monopoly on animated motion pictures. Time and again the two would bring out hideous cartoons like Ferngully. The two last Disney cartoons. Rock-a-Doodle. His mother (Aniston) is not the biggest fan of the idea because of prior dispositions caused by Hogarth's pets. Though it is Fox that one-upper Disney two years ago. 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).. Meanwhile it has been allowing its more adult divisions to make crap like Armageddon and The Other Sister (yes. and The Pebble and the Penguin. I've not had this much fun in a family film since Antz. this is irrelevant. Longer & Uncut is not really considered in this write-up on animated films. Harry Connick Jr. and John Mahoney) more BY: DAVID PERRY Early note: Due to the fact that it is not really a family film. All Dogs Go to Heaven. Tarzan and A Bug's Life. All this while Disney made its best film since Toy Story with Mulan. Hogarth Hughes (Marienthal).. Hercules. I enjoyed its starchy characters. But non-Disney animation did not suddenly get better. This monopoly has been artistically as well as financially. Christopher McDonald. though I will admit that it is better than anything from Disney in years. Voices include Eli Marienthal. Jennifer Aniston. But Disney has weakened as of late. with The Iron Giant.. The Iron Giant is the story of a boy. James Gammon. especially since ex-Disney animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks to make The Prince of Egypt and Antz. both for children and adults. but I must take any chance I get to voice my disgust for those two films). and I had a fun time. this year it is Warner Bros.
Teri Garr. 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). and G. Ted McGinley. I do not know why. Now if only Titan AE (the latest Disney competitor from Don Bluth) would be half as good.COM Dick (Dir: Andrew Fleming.D. Sure it probably gets too political towards the end. From one of the directors of animated television shows like The Critic and The Simpsons. When word gets around that there is something that has been eating everything metal in this small Maine town circa 1955. The film is pure enjoyment. but I have always been a big fan. Dan Hedaya. Ana Gasteyer. who cares? The chase through the small village is one of the best sequences this year and the climax is terrific. 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. the film has a great look and a nice feel. Saul Rubinek. but it is a kid's film. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. Jim Breuer. Bruce McCulloch. Will Ferrell. Michelle Williams. Even if he . Devon Gummersall. Harry Shearer. Starring Kirsten Dunst.and cuddly creature: he gets a giant robot from outer space (grumbles and "argh"s thanks to Vin Diesel). Dave Foley. Ryan Reynolds. 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). One president that has always interested me is Richard Nixon.
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). Much like so many other films. 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. Breuer as Dean. especially Dunst. 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 the two leads put forth good tries. I liked the film. Despite that I did not think much about seeing Dick. It seems that all this was caused by two 15 year old girls that were in the Watergate Hotel the night of the robbery. the thing is that not all of it is appealing. but its approach actually works. This. Sure it does not sit well and it seemed better in the theatre than it does in post-thought. They happen to run into G. Nixon has always been one of my favorites (it helps that I'm a stout Republican). 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. 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. it is just entertaining. .had a corrupt administration and was actually the only president that had a great chance of being removed from office. The ending is rather insipid (though I did like the climax) and the film does run rather long. 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. I've seen the Oliver Stone film Nixon many times and enjoyed it exceedingly even if it is rather anti-Nixon. 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. but it really did nothing for me. Not only does the film answer who Deep Throat was. there is no doubting that. 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. Dick is simply fun. Its teen comedy approach looked thoroughly stupid and left me rather doubtful on how worthwhile it would be. The film is fun to watch. Still I saw it and must admit that I had a good time. no great achievement in animation like The Iron Giant or in horror films like The Blair Witch Project.
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