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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
where they work.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. CONCLUSION Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around us. Feed information on people The system will project relevant information about a person such as what they do. we can project them onto a surface. and organize and resize them. Take pictures If you fashion your index fingers and thumbs into a square ("framing" gesture). the system will snap a photo..logy--7186 and http://www.seminarprojects. After taking the desired number of photos.. and so on. 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. and use gestures to sort through the photos.com/Thread- . 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.com/Threadsi.seminarprojects.
keeping us continually connected to the digital world. that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take. It was developed by Pranav Mistry. 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. 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. mobile phones.seminarprojects. ear. namely the data. 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. nose.) to go into the internet and get information that we want. someone or some place. This technology has emerged. which has its relation to the power of these six senses.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unKT8oJW seperate Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION We¶ve evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. information and knowledge that mankind has accumulated about everything and which is increasingly all available online. µSixthSense¶ frees information from its confines by seamlessly integrating it with reality. we use our ³devices´ (computers. and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures. . and thus making the entire world your computer. When we encounter something. He says that the movies ³Robocop´ and ³Minority Report´ gave him the inspiration to create his view of a world not dominated by computers. Right now. ³Sixth Sense Technology´. But arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses. 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. we use our five natural senses which includes eye. Information is confined traditionally on paper or digitally on a screen.. it is the newest jargon that has proclaimed its presence in the technical arena.. tablets. Although the miniaturization of computing devices allows us to carry computers in our pockets. there is no link between our digital devices and our interactions with the physical world. he caused a storm with his creation of SixthSense. digital information and human robots. bringing intangible. tongue mind and body to perceive information about it. etc. A grad student with the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT. a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. but one where computers and other digital devices enhance people¶s enjoyment of the physical world. digital information out into the tangible world.si. SixthSense bridges this gap.e-computer for getting more information about sixth sense technology Reference: http://www.
2: Earlier Device Maes¶ MIT group. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant-like mobile wearable device. 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. Therefore. Nor is it taken from any experiences from the past or known. 2. but we still had to take out our cell phone to look at the information.3: Present Device Now they have switched to a smaller projector and created the pendant prototype to be worn around the neck. That¶s when they struck on the idea of accessing information from the internet and projecting it. a mirror and a camera. allows the user to project information from the phone onto any surface ² walls. 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. As we grab a package of macaroni. The SixthSense prototype is composed of a pocket projector. 2. The setup.3 Recent Prototype Figure 2. Mistry wore the device on a lanyard around his neck.1 What is SixthSense Figure 2. which costs less than $350. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket.1: Six Senses Sixth Sense in scientific (or non-scientific) terms is defined as Extra Sensory Perception or in short ESP. It involves the reception of information not gained through any of the five senses. 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. 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 prototype was built from an ordinary webcam and a battery-powered 3M projector.Chapter 2 SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 2. which book a user is holding in a store. the body of another person or even your hand. The wristband was getting close. 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. with an attached mirror ² all connected to an internet-enabled mobile phone. By making available information needed for decision-making beyond what we have access to with our five senses. They initially produced a wristband that would read an Radio Frequency Identification tag to know. 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. and colored Magic Marker caps on four . Sixth Sense aims to more seamlessly integrate online information and tech into everyday life.2 Earlier SixthSense Prototype Figure 2. They started with a larger projector that was mounted on a helmet. it effectively gives users a sixth sense. for example. you turn out to be a moving computer in yourself and the fingers act like a mouse and a keyboard. So someone wearing the wristband could pick up a paperback in the bookstore and immediately call up reviews about the book. They also had a ring that used infrared to communicate by beacon to supermarket smart shelves to give you information about products. We can very well consider the Sixth Sense Technology as a blend of the computer and the cell phone. which includes seven graduate students. in course.
or person.3 Mirror Figure 3.4: Smartphone The mobile devices like Smartphone in our pockets transmit and receive voice and data anywhere and to anyone via the mobile internet. and blue tape helps the webcam recognize gestures. Camera Projector Mirror Mobile Component Color Markers 3.1.2 Projector Figure 3. An accompanying Smartphone runs the SixthSense software. with 3 hours of battery life.1 Components The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device.fingers (red. A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface in view±object. The camera.1 Camera Figure 3. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. The camera recognizes objects around you instantly. yellow.1.2: Projector Also. 3.1.5 Color Markers Figure 3. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface. The information will look like it is part of the object. in a sense. a projector opens up interaction and sharing. The movements and arrangements of these makers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces. You are touching that object and projecting info onto that object.1. including the object itself or your hand.1. seeing what the user sees. 3. The project itself contains a battery inside. green. 3. blue. Marking the user¶s fingers with red. It also tracks the movements of the thumbs and index fingers of both of the user's hands. green and yellow) helped the camera distinguish the four fingers and recognize his hand gestures with software that Mistry created. wall. A Web-enabled smart phone in the user¶s pocket processes the video data.1: Camera A webcam captures and recognises an object in view and tracks the user¶s hand gestures using computer-vision based techniques.5: Color Markers It is at the tip of the user¶s fingers. and handles the connection to the internet. Chapter 3 WORKING OF SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 3.4 Mobile Component Figure 3. acts as a digital eye.3: Mirror The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. We want this thing to merge with the physical world in a real physical sense. 3.6: Working . It sends the data to the smart phone. 3.2 Working Figure 3. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces. Other software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures.
track your gestures. Freehand gestures. The technology is mainly based on hand gesture recognition. image capturing. you might have noticed in the demo. The software searches the internet for information that is potentially relevant to that situation. the colored finger bands the device uses to detect finger motion certainly might. 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. but also how he or she is interacting with it.The hardware that makes Sixth Sense work is a pendant like mobile wearable interface It has a camera. along with an entire non-contextual interface for reading email or making calls.if the projector doesn't give it away. for instance). because of my culture. show me the map. The "sixth sense" in question is the internet. and what you're trying to do. Iconic gestures. This system is very customizable. and then relate it all to relevant information at the same time. whenever I draw a star. It's pretty interesting technology that. drawing an icon in the air. All the work is in the software. which can be browsed and manipulated with hand gestures. projecting flight status on a boarding pass. like the ones you see in Microsoft Surface or the iPhone -. and that can be just about anything -. 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. This is possible only because the µSixth Sense¶ device supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction. makes the wearer look like a complete dork -. The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. You might want to use other gestures that you use in everyday life. like when you take a picture [as in the photo above]. in the demo video which was broadcasted to showcase the prototype to the world. Or. processing. 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. 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. Basically the camera recognises individuals. images. "The system is constantly trying to figure out what's around you.MIT has shown off the device projecting information about a person you meet at a party on that actual person (pictured). Like. When I draw a magnifying glass. and . I do a namaste gesture to start the projection on the wall. pictures. images. It has to recognize the images you see. 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." says Dr Maes." The software recognizes 3 kinds of gestures: Multitouch gestures. and then the projector takes over. 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. like many MIT Media Lab projects. 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. which naturally supplies the data. show me the weather. To bring out variations on a much higher plane. The idea is that SixthSense tries to determine not only what someone is interacting with. pictures.where you touch the screen and make the map move by pinching and dragging. 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. demanding various applications.
relevant visual information projected on any object we pick up or interact with The technology is mainly based on hand augmented reality. RFID. more natural. above all. We shouldn¶t have to think about it separately. Sixth sense technology which uses Augmented Reality concept to super imposes digital information on the physical world. With the help of advanced AR technology (e. GPS and solid state compass are often present in modern Smartphone. The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger. It¶s a lot of complex technology squeezed into a simple portable device. The augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements. Spatial Displays Instead of the user wearing or carrying the display such as with head mounted displays or handheld devices. zoom out or pan using intuitive hand movements. Each of these technologies have different levels of accuracy and precision.g. gesture recognition. Modern mobile augmented reality systems use one or more of the following tracking technologies: digital cameras and/or other optical sensors. Initially handheld AR employed sensors such as digital compasses and GPS units for its six degree of freedom tracking sensors. Chapter 4 RELATED TECHNOLOGIES SixthSense¶ technology takes a different approach to computing and tries to make the digital aspect of our lives more intuitive. we can get instant. computer vision based algorithm etc. 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. The HMD's are either optical see-through or video see-through in nature. letting the user zoom in. All handheld AR solutions to date have employed video see-through techniques to overlay the graphical information to the physical world. tracking. 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. The main hardware components for augmented reality are: display. interactive and. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally usable. When we bring in connectivity. Most important is the tracking . Handheld Displays Handheld Augment Reality employs a small computing device with a display that fits in a user's hand. and computer. which make them prospective platforms.manipulation. accelerometers. 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. camera. wireless sensors etc. Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) makes use of digital projectors to display graphical information onto physical objects. 4. etc. similar to gestures supported by multi-touch based systems. input devices. The map application lets the user navigate a map displayed on a nearby surface using hand gestures. Combination of powerful CPU.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.
These can further be categorized according to their functionality. Free of any object. while mimicking the action of turning a wheel with both hands. Gesture recognition can be seen as a way for computers to begin to understand human body language. activating objects such as controls. these gestures are used to convey information about the size. Deictic gestures These are the types of gestures most generally seen in HCI and are the gestures of pointing. 4. This could potentially make conventional input devices such as mouse. Gesture recognition can be conducted with techniques from computer vision and image processing. 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. it is possible to point a finger at the computer screen so that the cursor will move accordingly. 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. have come to a single meaning. keyboards and even touch-screens redundant.3 Computer vision based algorithm . touching or moving objects. which still limit the majority of input to keyboard and mouse. AR has real potential to help people with a variety of disabilities. Symbolic gestures These are gestures that. they are making a pantomimic gesture. we wave. They are the gestures made when someone says ³The plane flew like this´. With respect to objects. beckon. or otherwise directing the listeners attention to specific event or objects in the environment. Gestures can originate from any bodily motion or state but commonly originate from the face or hand. including pointing at objects. Many approaches have been made using cameras and computer vision algorithms to interpret sign language. Current focuses in the field include emotion recognition from the face and hand gesture recognition. we have a broad range of gestures that are almost universal. Only some of the current and future AR applications make use of a Smartphone as a mobile computing platform.of the pose and position of the user's head for the augmentation of the user's view. Gestures can exist in isolation or involve external 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. Gestures can be used to communicate with a computer so we will be mostly concerned with empty handed semiotic gestures. fend off. Iconic gestures As the name suggests. Using the concept of gesture recognition. For users with disabilities of varying kinds. within each culture. shape or orientation of the object of discourse. thus building a richer bridge between machines and humans than primitive text user interfaces or even GUIs (graphical user interfaces). 4. When a speaker says ³I turned the steering wheel hard to the left´. or handing objects to others. while moving their hand through the air like the flight path of the aircraft. and to a greater or lesser degree (depending on training) make use of more formal sign languages. Gesture recognition enables humans to interface with the machine (HMI) and interact naturally without any mechanical devices. changing object shape. An Emblem such as the ³OK´ gesture is one such example. however American Sign Language gestures also fall into this category.
g. position and orientation. a prior on skin color is included in the particle filtering. on the other hand. a researcher at the media lab of the Massachusetts Institute Technology. you can get instant. pick up a box of cereal and your device will project whether it suits your preferences. gesture gaming. 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.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. above all. in some ways. studies and describes the processes implemented in software and hardware behind artificial vision systems.. The software tracks the user¶s gestures using computer-vision based algorithms. as explored in augmented reality. his characterization implies that image processing/analysis neither require assumptions nor produce interpretations about the image content. view based hierarchical hand models and particle filtering. There is also a trend towards a combination of the two disciplines. vision based autonomous robots and systems for vision based inspection or measurement.. interactive and. The hand postures are then simultaneously detected and tracked using particle filtering. has developed a 'sixth sense' device ± a gadget worn on the wrist that can function as a 'touch screen' device for many modern applications. Some of the technologies that uses this are Radio Frequency Identification.g. objects. or multi-dimensional data from a medical scanner. The fields most closely related to computer vision are image processing. Computer vision. 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.g. 4. more natural. computer vision is concerned with the theory behind artificial systems that extract information from images. To improve the performance of the system. mainly in manufacturing.Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that see. Pranav Mistry. The hand postures or states are represented in terms of hierarchies of multi-scale color image features at different scales. and their interactions. When you bring in connectivity. e. Computer vision tends to focus on the 3D scene projected onto one or several images. 4. washing machine. how to reconstruct structure or other information about the 3D scene from one or several images. detection of multiscale color features is performed. relevant visual information projected on any object you pick up or interact with.. computer vision often produces 3D models from image data. workspaces. While computer graphics produces image data from 3D models. 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. image analysis and machine vision. Computer vision is. 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. e. The gadget is capable of selecting a product either by . Image processing and image analysis tend to focus on 2D images. So. e. Machine vision tends to focus on applications.4. with an extension of layered sampling referred to as hierarchical layered sampling. with qualitative inter-relations in terms of scale. As a scientific discipline. the inverse of computer graphics. views from multiple cameras. The image data can take many forms. such as video sequences. In each image.
g. 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. learn the identities of people. 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. for example. laptops. 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. including a misplaced object alert service.4. and there is good coverage of RFID readers in the workplace. 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. objects. we consider an enterprise setting of the future where people (or rather their employee badges) and their personal objects such as books. passive RFID tags. and rich annotation of video with physical events. 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. Whirlpool 6th Sense washing machines can save you up to 50% less water. and workspace zones. Ideal washing machine for thorough washing that requires sixth sense to detect stubborn stains and adjust wash impact. private office versus conference room). It is a platform in that its programming model makes the inferences made automatically available to applications via a rich set of APIs..2 Sixth Sense Washing Machine Whirlpool AWOE 8758 White Washing Machine is a remarkable front loader that incorporates the unparalleled Sixth Sense technology. to ensure that they achieve optimal performance each and every time that they are used. SixthSense records all tag-level events in a raw database. an enhanced calendar service. and perform other such inferences. and mobile phones are tagged with cheap. 4. which are then recorded in a separate processed database. . Adaption and Control. Applications can either poll these databases by running SQL queries or set up triggers to be notified of specific events of interest. The inference algorithms consume these raw events to infer events at the level of people. Whirlpool 6th Sense appliances are designed to be intelligent and energy efficient appliances that adapt their performance to better suit your needs. 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. Sense. The New Generation 6th Sense appliances from Whirlpool are helping to protect the environment and to reduce your energy bills. infer the ownership of objects by people.image recognition or radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and project information. The technology is able to automatically differentiate between people tags and object tags. SixthSense infers when a user has interacted with an object. By combining information from these diverse sources. To demonstrate the capabilities of the platform. the researchers have prototyped a few applications using these APIs. Here. water and time. All Whirlpool appliances with intelligent 6th Sense technology work on three key principles. when you pick up your mobile phone. Some models also contain a detergent overdosing monitor to make sure that you do not use too much washing detergent. like an Amazon rating. energy and time during the cycle. learn the nature of different zones in a workspace (e.
just type in the number with your palm acting as the virtual keypad. 5.4: 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. 5. The SixthSense device has a huge number of applications. 5. a newspaper can show live video news or dynamic information can be provided on a regular piece of paper. 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. The fingers of the other hand will then be used to key in the number and call. 5. 5. then use that virtual keypad to make a call. viability and flexibility of the system. Thus a piece of paper turns into a video display. For example. Calling a number also will not be a great task with the introduction of Sixth Sense Technology.6 Zooming features .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.4 Create multimedia reading experiences Figure 5.Chapter 5 APPLICATIONS The SixthSense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness. recognizes the gesture. The keys will come up on the fingers.1: Make a call You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto your hand. for example.3 Check the time Figure 5.5: Drawing The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger.1 Make a call Figure 5.2 Call up a map Figure 5. The following are few of the applications of Sixth Sense Technology. and instructs the projector to flash the image of a watch onto his wrist. No mobile device will be required. The computer tracks the red marker cap or piece of tape.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. to zoom in and out and do other controls.5 Drawing application Figure 5.
9: Take Pictures If we fashion our index fingers and thumbs into a square (the typical "framing" gesture). and organize and resize them. then from now on . When you go out and meet someone. 5. making the entire world your computer.Figure 5. projecting relevant information such as what they do. if you're trying to shop "green" and are looking for paper towels with the least amount of bleach in them. It is portable and easy to carry as we can wear it in our neck. The system can project Amazon ratings on that book.8: Book information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up. Chapter 6 ADVANTAGES AND ENHANCEMENTS .9 Take pictures Figure 5.10: 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.7 Get product information Figure 5. 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.11: Information on people Sixth Sense also is capable of "a more controversial use´. 5. 5. where they work. 6. 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. and use gestures to sort through the photos. as well as reviews and other relevant information 5. It could be handy if it displayed their facebook relationship status so that you knew not to waste your time. the system will snap a photo. then feeds you information on those products.8 Get book information Figure 5. If we are going for a holiday. After taking the desired number of photos. SixthSense does not change human habits but causes computer and other machines to adapt to human needs. There is no need to carry a camera anymore.10 Get flight updates Figure 5.6: Zoom in and Zoom out The user can zoom in or zoom out using intuitive hand movements.1 Advantages SixthSense is an user friendly interface which integrates digital information into the physical world and its objects. and also m it could display tags about the person floating on their shirt. It uses hand gestures to interact with digital information.7: Product information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up. For example. The device could be used by anyone without even a basic knowledge of a keyboard or mouse. then feeds you information on books.11 Feed information on people Figure 5. we can project them onto a surface. 5.
To have 3D gesture tracking. REFERENCES 1.net/sixth-sense-tec.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unL6hY00 Sixth Sense Technology will Revolutionize the World SCIENCE | July 26.style wearable device on table. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want. http://gizmodo. education systems etc.2 Future Enhancements To get rid of color markers To incorporate camera and projector inside mobile computing device.hnolo.seminarprojects..net/2009/11/12/sixth-s. http://boingboing.wards it will be easy to capture photos by using mere fingers 6...com/sixth-sense-technology/ 2.. http://lucasrichter. To make sixth sense work as fifth sense for disabled person. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase. it should allow us to use the table as multi touch user interface.blendernation.. Applying this technology in various interest like gaming.com/5167790/sixth-sense-t.html 3.ping-this/ Reference: http://www. it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us.wordpress. that is. in the simplest way possible. CONCLUSION The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you. But as it is now.com/2009/0. Clearly..ld-forever 4. http://theviewspaper. http://www. 2009 | Share . Whenever we place pendant...the-world/ 5. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us.
But there is also another sense called the sixth sense. Imagine reading a newspaper and viewing videos instead of the photos in the paper. . Or live sports updates while reading the newspaper. departure or delay time of your air plane on your tickets. That¶s not it. For book lovers it is nothing less than a blessing. It can project information on any surface. be it a wall. To a layman. Some might just consider it to be a superstition or something psychological. Mapping can also be done anywhere with the features of zooming in or zooming out. smelling. The drawing application lets user draw on any surface by observing the movement of index finger. comments and lot more add on features.by Popular Science. making the entire world a computer. Firstly. Still more work is being done on the device and when fully developed. 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. table or any other object and uses hand / arm movements to help us interact with the projected information. Some of the more practical uses are reading a newspaper. pick any page and the device gives additional information on the text. The device brings us closer to reality and assists us in making right decisions by providing the relevant information. It is basically a connection to something greater than what their physical senses are able to perceive.All of us are aware of the five basic senses ± seeing. The camera also helps user to take pictures of the scene he is viewing and later he can arrange them on any surface. while the camera recognizes and tracks user¶s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. The device has a huge number of applications. tasting and hearing. But the invention of sixth sense technology has completely shocked the world. While picking up any good at the grocery store. feeling. He invented µ Sixth Sense / WUW ( Wear UR World) µ which is a wearable gestural . Open any book and you will find the Amazon ratings of the book. thereby. it would be something supernatural. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces. The device is pendant shaped like mobile wearing devices. Pranav Mistry. It also supports multi touch and multi user interaction. He is a PhD student at MIT and he won the µInvention of the Year 2009 µ. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket. 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. The Sixth Sense prototype consists of a pocket projector. To know the time. Currently the prototype of the device costs around $350 to build. mirror and a camera. it is portable and easily to carry as you can wear it in your neck. it will definitely revolutionize the world. The device sees what we see but it lets out information that we want to know while viewing the object. user friendly interface which links the physical world around us with digital information and uses hand gestures to interact with them. The device can also tell you arrival. 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. To add to it. the user can get to know whether the product is eco friendly or not. 28 year old. The device serves the purpose of a computer plus saves time spent on searching information.
The camera recognizes objects around you instantly. really. You can be in a taxi going to the airport. and Sixth Sense will show you if it's good or bad. Whatever it is. But as it is now. However. highlighting what you want to frame. that is. Now take this to every aspect of your everyday life. the author of this post. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us. Or just make a few people look like dorks. even while you are jumping hysteric over Oprah's sofa. Need to know the time? Draw a circle on your wrist and a watch will appear. The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you. Want to take a photo? Just make a square with your fingers. Imagine you are at the supermarket. thinking about what brand of soap is better. Just look at objects. It can go either way. . and the system will make the photo²which you can later organize with the others using your own hands over the air. Need to make a call? Extend your hand on front of the projector and numbers will appear for you to click. and just by taking out your boarding pass. instead of requiring you to be in front of a big screen like Tom Cruise. [TED] Send an email to Jesus Diaz. like in the infamous Minority Report. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface. You won't need to do any action. you can access or manipulate the information using your fingers. The true power of Sixth Sense lies on its potential to connect the real world with the Internet. at jesus@gizmodo. in the simplest way possible.Basically. But those are just novelty applications. or if it fits your preferences or not. Sixth Sense can do its magic²and a lot more²everywhere. hold them on your hands. Sixth Sense is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cellphone²which acts as the computer and your connection to the Cloud. it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us. Clearly. Then. all the information stored on the web. Just hold it in front of your and it will work. Sixth Sense can also obey hand gestures. including the object itself or your hand. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase. I want to try it. Sixth Sense will grab real time information about your flight and display it over the ticket. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want. and overlaying the information on the world itself.com. Or maybe what wine you should get for tonight's dinner.
smelling. Electronic tuning is done through electronic means that is mechanical in nature. intent and desire being the means. it is no less scientific. either while in the waking state or through a dream. anyone that would have predicted one hundred years ago where we would be today. are in denial. Nothing to fear. because of fear and ignorance programmed through religion. heard from them. The difference being that psychic and medium communication is in its infancy as far as future development goes. 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. even by laws that haven¶t been discovered yet. This is the entrance to the world of the unseen encounter. The sixth sense is a part of everyone whether or not they like it. those in spirit do not have physical bodies to carry out evil deeds like some thug in a parking lot. This is ._____________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________\ How to develop your sixth sense Everyone has it. Everyone is aware of their five basic senses. that sense of otherworldliness. the unfelt touch of someone from the spiritual world trying to make a connection with someone in the physical body. At one time or another. while electronic tuning is reliable. So it is with mediums and communication with the so-called dead. Although. feeling. Consider technology that we take for granted. people associate the spirit world with fear and trepidation. seeing. A person has more to fear going to their car in the parking lot after work than from those souls in the spirit world. everyone that is alive today has seen them. You¶ve already had contact. Those that can¶t recall having the experience are not aware of the signs or. the unheard communication. One doesn¶t have to be a practiced medium or an ordained saint to make contact with the souls from the spirit world. Every human being is equipped from birth with what they need to communicate with the spirit world from where they came. It is a normal part of the human psyche and not abnormal or reserved for special or gifted persons. hearing and tasting. It is scientific. consistent and tangible. and to where they will eventually go when they give up their physical body. been touched by them. Mental tuning. These require that you tune into a particular band or frequency to get the program that you want. What everyone is not so well aware of is their sixth sense. a connection to something more and greater than their physical senses are able to perceive. This is the same scientific phenomenon that works in the transmission of electronic information such as the television or radio. smelled them. Contrary to the media¶s misrepresentations. Spiritual tuning is done through the brain with mental focus. it has been misrepresented and as a result. Thanks to the media and to religion. tuning by mental focus is inconsistent and capricious. It has a scientific basis for its manifestation because all things that happen work according to scientific laws. would have been laughed to scorn. it is a science in its infancy.
Another thing you can do is to visit the pages on Esp and Telepathy which is part of this . Psychic Power . A circle means weekly meetings where like minded people can practice in a positive environment. Play the event around in your mind continually. Practice To advance. then they wouldn't be what they are. 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.the first step in development of your sixth sense. If they hadn't focused their attention on it. The next important requirement. These vibrations are not just for the so called 'gifted' persons. 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. to get familiar with the sense of the action and presence of the energy involved. 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. it becomes a matter of adopting a certain kind of mind set that is necessary to cultivate a power thinking process.Connecting with Universal Energy. Next. animals and plants are all connected to the hidden energy of universal consciousness that permeates the entire universe and 'wires' all of us together. you need to find a development circle or starting a "circle" of your own. 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. Understanding and accepting this concept is the most important requirement to developing one's own latent ability. you will need to practice diligently a number of exercise techniques to get feed back while developing these abilities. This will give you a perception of how involved and integrated is the underlying hidden power that caused the event to take place. People. recognizing the times that you have been touched by those in the spirit world. but for everyone who makes the effort to learn its secrets. 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. 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. Focus To begin tuning into this force you need to learn about focusing. Focusing on even the smallest instance of psychic phenomena that happens to your self and to people around you.
What is ESP? Esp . Even if you don't perform well with the symbol cards. so you can get the feel of the energy involved. suddenly begin to happen. our other sense. 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. (not one of those hotlines advertised on TV or in magazines). or out of the ordinary. . That will be your proof and reward for developing the power of your mind. there are two Telepathy exercises for you to further develop the power of your mind. this is not a rigid requirement. 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. It enables them to send and receive information almost at will to influence things that are important to them. they have increased their mind power by a quantum leap above other people. This development is a primer for those who feel they'd like to continue into mediumship. smelling. Mental telepathy makes possible the "knowing" about past future or current events that is not supposed to be part of our knowledge. The five senses are seeing. it doesn't matter. it is placed in the realm of "extra" almost as though it was bizarre or abnormal and not part of the human . Esp is mental telepathy. You can develop a lot more quickly when you practice meditation.website. the student should learn to meditate. feeling. You will then begin to notice that the things that you want to happen. When a person develops their ESP. When someone demonstrates an ability to send and receive information that is not part of their five ordinary senses. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Esp Test. Just practicing all these exercises increases your mind's ability to send and receive information that will be an asset to your life. precognition are all perceived through mental telepathy. and hearing. There you'll find tests and practices which will help you to begin developing your latent psychic abilities. tasting. clairvoyance. but rather exercises for someone who is serious about psychic mind development. Telepathy and Mind Control The Purpose of These Tests and Exercises. Following these. They are not games.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. Its called MIND CONTROL. it makes a lot of difference in how fast you progress. Although. The symbol cards along with the telepathy exercises help to discipline and train your mind to focus. Its best to be directly in the vibration of a the person giving the reading. is said to be 'extra'. Meditation In addition to these practices. These are considered to be our 'normal' senses and any sense or gathering of information. Mind reading. The four symbol tests and on the following pages are designed to gage your basic Esp ability.
Test your self with all four. Print the score sheet page. That is why we have presented here. Some of them discovered that they had the ability at a young age and some not until later in their life. But they all have one thing in common. It is important to maintain enthusiasm and interest when testing your self because it has been found to make a difference. 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. telepathic ability is available to all those willing to practice and learn how to increase this talent that is given to everyone at birth. This is how clairvoyants. Don't get bored. After you read the instructions on how to test and keep score. but rather to improve and cultivate it through patience. They made a decision not to ignore it. you can print the symbols and paste them on cards. practice and effort. you'll naturally need a color printer. 4 varieties of colors and symbols. and you can use it for keeping score. Remember that the important thing is not in how well you score. 1999 U. but in the practice which leads to telepathy and mind control. switching off when you lose interest in one or the other. Psychics and mediums use extrasensory perception. The Sixth Sense A Film Review by James Berardinelli United States.S. Do all of them repeatedly and on a rotation basis. Release Date: 8/6/99 (wide) Running Length: 1:45 . Many people can now benefit from their diligence and persistence in their own self development. There are also telepathic exercises that require 2 people which will help add an expanded dimension to the exercises.psyche or sense abilities. their score often times goes down. The instructions how to do it are on each of the symbol pages. Each of the tests covers a different aspect of mind control and telepathy. However. For color symbols. psychics and mediums know secret and private information about another person's life and are able to advise them. When a person begins to get bored.
As a means to assuage his guilt. Unfortunately. then shoots himself and his doctor. a central spiritual theme. it's an inferior product. turgidly paced film making this side of Meet Joe Black. for fear that she will think he's a freak. daring viewers to remain awake. Alas. Donnie Wahlberg Director: M. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a revered psychologist who has just earned an award from the mayor for his efforts with children. Shyamalan has backslided alarmingly with The Sixth Sense. This is not a strong or effectively executed screenplay. Night Shyamalan Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto Music: James Newton Howard U. With the exception of Cole. Cole sees and hears things that others cannot. It is not well written. Crowe is determined to accomplish for Cole what he could not do for his former patient. The dialogue is stilted. Night Shyamalan has taken a huge step in the wrong direction. Crowe begins to work with 9-year old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). one of Crowe's few failures. including a clever (albeit entirely predictable) twist at the very end. There's no sense of subtlety. Haley Joel Osment. they arrive home to find an intruder in their bathroom.S.MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violent images. And there's a lack of internal consistency and logic. There are some interesting ideas in The Sixth Sense . But the task he has set for himself is not an easy one." Crowe has recovered from his wounds physically but not emotionally. and he is afraid to open up to his mother. Frank Marshall.85:1 Cast: Bruce Willis. no character has more dimensions than a sheet of paper. Some interesting things happen during the final half-hour of The Sixth Sense. it's necessary to endure 75 minutes of some of the most dull. one critic at the screening wasn't as lucky. A gulf has developed between him and his wife. her snores could be heard throughout the theater. a boy who shows similar problems to those displayed by Vincent Gray at that age. Toni Collette. Anna (Olivia Williams). The once-loving couple hardly talks and he suspects that she's having an affair. writer/director M. Night Shyamalan Producers: Kathleen Kennedy. Praying with Anger. to get to that point. On the night that Crowe and his wife. the movie doesn't even play by its own rules. well acted. he brandishes a gun. mature themes) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 1. He is Vincent Gray (Donnie Wahlberg). After showing great strides of maturity between his ineffective debut. Cut to "Next Fall. Distributor: Hollywood Pictures With his third feature effort. Barry Mendel Screenplay: M. Olivia Williams. I had to employ all of my usual tricks to keep from falling asleep. and being set in Shyamalan's home city of Philadelphia). . Lynn (Toni Collette). This movie plods along. While this picture shares many qualities with Wide Awake (a child protagonist.but the good things are deeply buried. or well directed. are celebrating his triumph. After rambling about Crowe's faults as a psychiatrist and asking "Do you know why you're afraid when you're alone?".especially the way in which Cole's acceptance of his abilities brings about an awakening . The characters say and do things only because the plot makes certain demands of them. and 1998's appealing Wide Awake. Perhaps another draft (or a complete re-write) of the script would have attenuated the amplitude of the flaws.
because much of the film's impact depends on our understanding a few things about Anna. Shyamalan fails to cull the most he can from the young actor. Only in the first scene does Willis exhibit any life. © 1999 James Berardinelli Back Up . There's only one scene between these two that possesses any depth (and that happens near the end). 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. There are undoubtedly those who will enjoy The Sixth Sense simply because of the spiritual angle. but she's not on screen enough for us to recognize her as anything more significant than a footnote to the main story. Osment's work here is merely adequate. The actor. Olivia Williams (Rushmore) is criminally underused. a child thespian who has shown promise in films like Forrest Gump (as Forrest Jr. Today's society has an undeniable fascination with supernatural/pseudo-religious issues. It's a shame. It doesn't work. but. Nevertheless.) and Bogus. Lynn's relationship with Cole. but this may be the first time he has consciously attempted to essay a low-key persona. Willis' co-star is young Haley Joel Osment. At its best. based on his past work. Unfortunately.The Sixth Sense is obviously an attempt by Bruce Willis to broaden his range. which tries to say something about the connection between this world and the next one. best known for action roles in films like Die Hard. which could have been an emotional cornerstone of The Sixth Sense. feels muted. this motion picture is saddled with a murky. he has a tendency to fade into the background. Osment is occasionally effective. Part of the problem is undoubtedly that his character is badly written. has effectively explored a few dramatic parts in the past (most notably in In Country). at it's worst. Meanwhile. 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). Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding) deserves recognition for doing something with an underwritten role. but there's also a distinct lack of energy in the performance. after that. it has a movie making-bythe-numbers feel. unimaginative vision. I expected a more captivating performance. it's merely competent. unlike in movies such as What Dreams May Come. (Is there any other way to explain the success of pabulum like TV's "Touched by an Angel"?) But.
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). Claire Forlani. The cast does try. I thought that the direction did have some nice moments. Anabel Leek (Olin). but more of a overlong bore and an unfunny choice for good actors. a major metropolis' hero and crime fighter. Pras. but their characters are less than interesting enough to make an ensemble for a film. Mystery Men is appealing at times. then this might be your type of film). 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. there are some very good laughs. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM . Hank Azaria. a madcap group of superhero wannabes band together to save Captain Amazing and the city from the destruction of Frankenstein. is taken hostage by an evil madman named Cassanova Frankenstein (Rush) and his psychiatrist turned accomplice Dr. 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. Macy besides Psycho). and Rick Jay) more BY: DAVID PERRY One of the most non-sensical and annoying films of the year. The film is nice to look at very often. The Spleen (Reubens) who can take out a room via flatulence. The other founding fathers of the "Mystery Men" are the silverware throwing Blue Raja (Azaria) and garden tool expert The Shoveler (Macy). Mystery Men proves that great casting cannot save a bad film. Wes Studi. Mystery Men is somewhat of a spoof of the whole superhero genre of both films and comic books. Mystery Men's actors do put forth a nice effort. When Captain Amazing (Kinnear). much in the same vein as Blade Runner. The group is lead by Mr. William H. Tom Waits. Eddie Izzard. Janeane Garofalo. Furious (Stiller). Macy. Kel Mitchell. Paul Reubens. 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. but then any hilarity would subside as the film would be filled with even more flat jokes. Geoffrey Rush. and The Bowler (Garofalo) who can throw a bowling ball like a cannon/boomerang thanks to the skull of her father. the problem is that that can only take you so far. Lena Olin. After taking in applicants. Starring Ben Stiller. Yes.Mystery Men (Dir: Kinka Usher. The art direction is terrific. Greg Kinnear. but more often then should be the script is just too bad.
I was not too excited about seeing This Is My Father. Stephen Rea. 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. The son. is a Chicago teacher that is interested in the secrets kept by his invalid mother.COM This is My Father (Dir: Paul Quinn. In Dreams. and all three of them serve as executive producers. 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. Brenden Gleeson. and John Cusack) more BY: DAVID PERRY I've never been the biggest of fans of actor Aidan Quinn. Kieran Johnson. Aiden stars while brothers Paul and Declan serve as writer/director and cinematographer. but Paul was nearly unknown by me. 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. This is his first try at the three suits he wears and it shows. Jacob Tierney. Colm Meaney. Pauline Hutton. Moira Deady. Gina Moxley. Moya Farrelly. He takes the trip to Ireland with his nephew (Tierney) and learns everything from a soothe-seer (Deady) that was friendly with Fiona. 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. respectively. Michael Collins. James Caan. Sure I have liked him in stuff like Legends of the Fall. Donal Donnelly. This Is My Father looks much like a film made simply to bring people together than as an achievement in filmmaking. John Kavanaugh. Eamon Morrissey. a collaboration of Quinn's family. and Looking for Richard. Maria McDermottroe. . I have actually had some respect for Declan over the years. Since Practical Magic is hard to forgive. Starring Aidan Quinn.FROM AMAZON.
. Gleeson. The Wide Awake thing is understandable since this is from the same director. Caan. The subplot between Johnson's nephew and a local girl (Hutton) is boring and idiotic. but not all of it is believable or interesting. Rea. that you should predict is a dead person. the film attempts to startle you by having someone. . though they are overshadowed by a terrific supporting cast. and Farrelly all shine in the lead roles.COM The Sixth Sense (Dir: M. giving reason for the sappiness of the films ending. Night Shyamalan. quite a waste of time. and Trevor Morgan) more BY: DAVID PERRY Advertised as a tense thriller with horror film tendencies. I was not enthralled by the film. Olivia Williams. Mischa Barton.The film does have a nice story and some very nice scenes. but none of those moments work. The Sixth Sense doesn't even have spooky moments like The Blair Witch Project or even tongue in cheek horror like Idle Hands. Deady. Haley Joel Osment. Donnie Wahlberg. For the most part. Toni Collette. as I found it to be a slight work. Moxley. It does have some spots that are strategically made to scare the audience. The Sixth Sense is much more a drama. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. In fact it came off to me as an episode of The Twilight Zone mixed with Wide Awake. especially from Cusack.dead. Quinn. and Meaney. walk by the camera. Most of the film is on the shoulders of its terrific cast.. but all the same I enjoyed This Is My Father. Starring Bruce Willis.
Still it is a worthwhile film to see. 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 thought that maybe they had accidentally let Tom Shadyac or Joe Johnston take over the finale. It seems that Cole believes that he sees dead people walking around unaware of the fact that they are dead. 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. 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).The Sixth Sense follows the attempts of child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Willis) to understand the acute schizophrenia of 11 year old Cole Sear (Osment). but all of its comedy and suspense turns out rather flat. but the real acting ability here is in Osment. despite being highly flawed. 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). I liked Willis in this as well as Collette and Williams (though not their finest work). I did like the little suprise that comes at the climax. The Sixth Sense does succeed well in drama.COM . I also liked the cinematography from Jonathan Demme mainstay Tak Fujimoto. The direction by Shyamalan is good. 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.
I enjoyed its starchy characters. but I must take any chance I get to voice my disgust for those two films). have been minor features that did not really do anything that was of great interest. So Hogarth gets the next best thing to a small . the Last Rainforest. though I will admit that it is better than anything from Disney in years. South Park: Bigger. Vin Diesel. Hogarth Hughes (Marienthal). The two last Disney cartoons. Longer & Uncut is not really considered in this write-up on animated films. Harry Connick Jr. At the same time Disney was showing off its animation division with Beauty and the Beast. This monopoly has been artistically as well as financially. Warner Bros. Voices include Eli Marienthal. The great texture and colors that are made for this film make it a highly enjoyable sit in the theatre. and The Pebble and the Penguin. More classy and actually better looking than Tarzan. Time and again the two would bring out hideous cartoons like Ferngully. 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. Meanwhile it has been allowing its more adult divisions to make crap like Armageddon and The Other Sister (yes. James Gammon. I liked its ever-so-predictable story. Hercules. this year it is Warner Bros. Rock-a-Doodle. Though it is Fox that one-upper Disney two years ago. All Dogs Go to Heaven. I've not had this much fun in a family film since Antz. especially since ex-Disney animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks to make The Prince of Egypt and Antz. Aladdin. with The Iron Giant. Cloris Leachman. The Iron Giant is the story of a boy. Jennifer Aniston. that wants terribly to have a pet. All this while Disney made its best film since Toy Story with Mulan. both for children and adults. But Disney has weakened as of late. Tarzan and A Bug's Life. It actually was better than the big Disney Summer movie that year. 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). 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). and I had a fun time... For years Disney has had a quasi-monopoly on animated motion pictures. and John Mahoney) more BY: DAVID PERRY Early note: Due to the fact that it is not really a family film. The Iron Giant successfully evokes the spirit of animated films that I thought had floundered. and The Little Mermaid. Christopher McDonald. But non-Disney animation did not suddenly get better. this is irrelevant.. His mother (Aniston) is not the biggest fan of the idea because of prior dispositions caused by Hogarth's pets.Iron Giant (Dir: Brad Bird. 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).
I do not know why. Bruce McCulloch. Jim Breuer. The film is pure enjoyment. Harry Shearer. Now if only Titan AE (the latest Disney competitor from Don Bluth) would be half as good. Will Ferrell. but I have always been a big fan. Devon Gummersall. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. 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). Ana Gasteyer. Even if he . Starring Kirsten Dunst. Ted McGinley. 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.D.and cuddly creature: he gets a giant robot from outer space (grumbles and "argh"s thanks to Vin Diesel). Ryan Reynolds. Saul Rubinek.COM Dick (Dir: Andrew Fleming. and G. the film has a great look and a nice feel. Dave Foley. who cares? The chase through the small village is one of the best sequences this year and the climax is terrific. but it is a kid's film. Sure it probably gets too political towards the end. Teri Garr. Michelle Williams. When word gets around that there is something that has been eating everything metal in this small Maine town circa 1955. 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). From one of the directors of animated television shows like The Critic and The Simpsons. One president that has always interested me is Richard Nixon. Dan Hedaya.
but its approach actually works. Despite that I did not think much about seeing Dick. Foley as Haldeman).had a corrupt administration and was actually the only president that had a great chance of being removed from office. I've seen the Oliver Stone film Nixon many times and enjoyed it exceedingly even if it is rather anti-Nixon. Still the two leads put forth good tries. there is no doubting that. the thing is that not all of it is appealing. 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. Its teen comedy approach looked thoroughly stupid and left me rather doubtful on how worthwhile it would be. 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. 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. it is just entertaining. 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. 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 film is fun to watch. I liked the film. . especially Dunst. The ending is rather insipid (though I did like the climax) and the film does run rather long. 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. no great achievement in animation like The Iron Giant or in horror films like The Blair Witch Project. Nixon has always been one of my favorites (it helps that I'm a stout Republican). 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. Still I saw it and must admit that I had a good time. Not only does the film answer who Deep Throat was. but it really did nothing for me. 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. Breuer as Dean. Sure it does not sit well and it seemed better in the theatre than it does in post-thought. This. Much like so many other films. Dick is simply fun. 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.
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