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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
and organize and resize them. Feed information on people The system will project relevant information about a person such as what they do.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.. After taking the desired number of photos. and so on. Take pictures If you fashion your index fingers and thumbs into a square ("framing" gesture). the system will snap a photo. CONCLUSION Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around us.logy--7186 and http://www.seminarprojects.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. and use gestures to sort through the photos.com/Threadsi. 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.. we can project them onto a surface.seminarprojects. where they work.
someone or some place.e-computer for getting more information about sixth sense technology Reference: http://www.. it is the newest jargon that has proclaimed its presence in the technical arena.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unKT8oJW seperate Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION We¶ve evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. ear. keeping us continually connected to the digital world. digital information and human robots. we use our ³devices´ (computers. Although the miniaturization of computing devices allows us to carry computers in our pockets. tablets.) to go into the internet and get information that we want. bringing intangible. namely the data. This technology has emerged. mobile phones. But arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses. but one where computers and other digital devices enhance people¶s enjoyment of the physical world. When we encounter something. we use our five natural senses which includes eye. nose. which has its relation to the power of these six senses. and thus making the entire world your computer. 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. µSixthSense¶ frees information from its confines by seamlessly integrating it with reality. a PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. 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. It was developed by Pranav Mistry.si. SixthSense is a wearable ³gesture based´ device that augments the physical world with digital information and lets people use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. he caused a storm with his creation of SixthSense. SixthSense bridges this gap. Information is confined traditionally on paper or digitally on a screen. information and knowledge that mankind has accumulated about everything and which is increasingly all available online. Right now. digital information out into the tangible world. there is no link between our digital devices and our interactions with the physical world. He says that the movies ³Robocop´ and ³Minority Report´ gave him the inspiration to create his view of a world not dominated by computers. that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take. A grad student with the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT. 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..seminarprojects. tongue mind and body to perceive information about it. and allowing us to interact with this information via natural hand gestures. . etc. ³Sixth Sense Technology´.
By making available information needed for decision-making beyond what we have access to with our five senses. a mirror and a camera.2 Earlier SixthSense Prototype Figure 2. 2. Therefore. Mistry wore the device on a lanyard around his neck. and colored Magic Marker caps on four .3 Recent Prototype Figure 2.3: Present Device Now they have switched to a smaller projector and created the pendant prototype to be worn around the neck. in course. the body of another person or even your hand. Sixth Sense aims to more seamlessly integrate online information and tech into everyday life. The wristband was getting close. They also had a ring that used infrared to communicate by beacon to supermarket smart shelves to give you information about products. The setup.2: Earlier Device Maes¶ MIT group. 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. for example. 2. So someone wearing the wristband could pick up a paperback in the bookstore and immediately call up reviews about the book.1: Six Senses Sixth Sense in scientific (or non-scientific) terms is defined as Extra Sensory Perception or in short ESP. which book a user is holding in a store. 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. 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. We can very well consider the Sixth Sense Technology as a blend of the computer and the cell phone. It involves the reception of information not gained through any of the five senses. They initially produced a wristband that would read an Radio Frequency Identification tag to know. 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. Nor is it taken from any experiences from the past or known. They started with a larger projector that was mounted on a helmet.Chapter 2 SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 2.1 What is SixthSense Figure 2. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket. it effectively gives users a sixth sense. The SixthSense prototype is composed of a pocket projector. you turn out to be a moving computer in yourself and the fingers act like a mouse and a keyboard. allows the user to project information from the phone onto any surface ² walls. which includes seven graduate students. As we grab a package of macaroni. That¶s when they struck on the idea of accessing information from the internet and projecting it. but we still had to take out our cell phone to look at the information. which costs less than $350. 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. The prototype was built from an ordinary webcam and a battery-powered 3M projector. with an attached mirror ² all connected to an internet-enabled mobile phone. The hardware components are coupled in a pendant-like mobile wearable device. 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.
1: Camera A webcam captures and recognises an object in view and tracks the user¶s hand gestures using computer-vision based techniques. The movements and arrangements of these makers are interpreted into gestures that act as interaction instructions for the projected application interfaces.1.4: Smartphone The mobile devices like Smartphone in our pockets transmit and receive voice and data anywhere and to anyone via the mobile internet.3: Mirror The usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck.1. in a sense.1.6: Working . 3.2 Working Figure 3.5 Color Markers Figure 3. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface. and blue tape helps the webcam recognize gestures. We want this thing to merge with the physical world in a real physical sense. Other software searches the Web and interprets the hand gestures. An accompanying Smartphone runs the SixthSense software. green. blue. The information will look like it is part of the object. or person.1.5: Color Markers It is at the tip of the user¶s fingers. wall. 3. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. 3.1 Camera Figure 3.4 Mobile Component Figure 3. The project itself contains a battery inside.1 Components The hardware components are coupled in a pendant like mobile wearable device. with 3 hours of battery life. a projector opens up interaction and sharing. A Web-enabled smart phone in the user¶s pocket processes the video data. It also tracks the movements of the thumbs and index fingers of both of the user's hands. You are touching that object and projecting info onto that object. The camera recognizes objects around you instantly. The camera. green and yellow) helped the camera distinguish the four fingers and recognize his hand gestures with software that Mistry created. Camera Projector Mirror Mobile Component Color Markers 3.fingers (red. yellow. It sends the data to the smart phone. seeing what the user sees. and handles the connection to the internet.2 Projector Figure 3. acts as a digital eye.2: Projector Also. A tiny LED projector displays data sent from the smart phone on any surface in view±object.1. 3. including the object itself or your hand. Chapter 3 WORKING OF SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY 3. Marking the user¶s fingers with red. 3.3 Mirror Figure 3.
drawing an icon in the air.if the projector doesn't give it away. you might have noticed in the demo. 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. The idea is that SixthSense tries to determine not only what someone is interacting with. the colored finger bands the device uses to detect finger motion certainly might.where you touch the screen and make the map move by pinching and dragging. whenever I draw a star. This is possible only because the µSixth Sense¶ device supports multi-touch and multi-user interaction. Mistry uses coloured caps on his fingers so that it becomes simpler for the software to differentiate between the fingers. because of my culture." The software recognizes 3 kinds of gestures: Multitouch gestures. which naturally supplies the data. pictures. Freehand gestures. Basically the camera recognises individuals. When I draw a magnifying glass. and that can be just about anything -. To bring out variations on a much higher plane. pictures. along with an entire non-contextual interface for reading email or making calls. 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. which can be browsed and manipulated with hand gestures. show me the map. in the demo video which was broadcasted to showcase the prototype to the world. 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 usage of the mirror is significant as the projector dangles pointing downwards from the neck. for instance). like when you take a picture [as in the photo above]. but also how he or she is interacting with it. "The system is constantly trying to figure out what's around you. This system is very customizable. Like. The technology is mainly based on hand gesture recognition. All the work is in the software. images. I do a namaste gesture to start the projection on the wall. track your gestures. projecting flight status on a boarding pass. and then relate it all to relevant information at the same time. MIT basically plans to augment reality with a pendant picoprojector: hold up an object at the store and the device blasts relevant information onto it (like environmental stats.MIT has shown off the device projecting information about a person you meet at a party on that actual person (pictured). demanding various applications. show me the weather. The "sixth sense" in question is the internet. like the ones you see in Microsoft Surface or the iPhone -. processing. 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. and . makes the wearer look like a complete dork -.The hardware that makes Sixth Sense work is a pendant like mobile wearable interface It has a camera. image capturing. It's pretty interesting technology that. and what you're trying to do. and then the projector takes over. Iconic gestures. It has to recognize the images you see. preferably through unique and varied fiducials. You might want to use other gestures that you use in everyday life. like many MIT Media Lab projects. Or. 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. gestures one makes with their hands Information is sent to the Smartphone for processing The downward-facing projector projects the output image on to the mirror Mirror reflects image on to the desired surface Thus." says Dr Maes. The software searches the internet for information that is potentially relevant to that situation.
The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger. All handheld AR solutions to date have employed video see-through techniques to overlay the graphical information to the physical world. computer vision based algorithm etc. relevant visual information projected on any object we pick up or interact with The technology is mainly based on hand augmented reality. The HMD's are either optical see-through or video see-through in nature. Most important is the tracking . Modern mobile augmented reality systems use one or more of the following tracking technologies: digital cameras and/or other optical sensors. more natural. letting the user zoom in. we can get instant. accelerometers.manipulation. Initially handheld AR employed sensors such as digital compasses and GPS units for its six degree of freedom tracking sensors. Handheld Displays Handheld Augment Reality employs a small computing device with a display that fits in a user's hand. It¶s a lot of complex technology squeezed into a simple portable device. input devices. 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. With the help of advanced AR technology (e. 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. and computer. 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. The map application lets the user navigate a map displayed on a nearby surface using hand gestures. camera. 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. interactive and. zoom out or pan using intuitive hand movements. The augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements. 4. similar to gestures supported by multi-touch based systems.g. above all. gesture recognition. Each of these technologies have different levels of accuracy and precision. Combination of powerful CPU. etc. 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. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally usable. 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. wireless sensors 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. Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) makes use of digital projectors to display graphical information onto physical objects. RFID. which make them prospective platforms. GPS and solid state compass are often present in modern Smartphone.
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. however American Sign Language gestures also fall into this category. keyboards and even touch-screens redundant. which still limit the majority of input to keyboard and mouse. AR has real potential to help people with a variety of disabilities. 4. thus building a richer bridge between machines and humans than primitive text user interfaces or even GUIs (graphical user interfaces). 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. For users with disabilities of varying kinds. Gestures can originate from any bodily motion or state but commonly originate from the face or hand. With respect to objects. These can further be categorized according to their functionality. Gestures can exist in isolation or involve external objects. beckon. changing object shape.2 Gesture Recognition Gesture recognition is a topic in computer science and language technology with the goal of interpreting human gestures via mathematical algorithms. Free of any object. or handing objects to others. it is possible to point a finger at the computer screen so that the cursor will move accordingly. Iconic gestures As the name suggests. within each culture. Gesture recognition enables humans to interface with the machine (HMI) and interact naturally without any mechanical devices.3 Computer vision based algorithm . 4. Many approaches have been made using cameras and computer vision algorithms to interpret sign language. we have a broad range of gestures that are almost universal. activating objects such as controls. Only some of the current and future AR applications make use of a Smartphone as a mobile computing platform. fend off. shape or orientation of the object of discourse. have come to a single meaning. This could potentially make conventional input devices such as mouse. They are the gestures made when someone says ³The plane flew like this´. they are making a pantomimic gesture. including pointing at objects. Gesture recognition can be conducted with techniques from computer vision and image processing. Current focuses in the field include emotion recognition from the face and hand gesture recognition. Using the concept of gesture recognition.of the pose and position of the user's head for the augmentation of the user's view. Symbolic gestures These are gestures that. these gestures are used to convey information about the size. An Emblem such as the ³OK´ gesture is one such example. while mimicking the action of turning a wheel with both hands. When a speaker says ³I turned the steering wheel hard to the left´. Deictic gestures These are the types of gestures most generally seen in HCI and are the gestures of pointing. touching or moving objects. while moving their hand through the air like the flight path of the aircraft. or otherwise directing the listeners attention to specific event or objects in the environment. Gestures can be used to communicate with a computer so we will be mostly concerned with empty handed semiotic gestures. we wave. Gesture recognition can be seen as a way for computers to begin to understand human body language. and to a greater or lesser degree (depending on training) make use of more formal sign languages.
views from multiple cameras. computer vision often produces 3D models from image data.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. 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. computer vision is concerned with the theory behind artificial systems that extract information from images. While computer graphics produces image data from 3D models.g. The hand postures are then simultaneously detected and tracked using particle filtering. vision based autonomous robots and systems for vision based inspection or measurement. with qualitative inter-relations in terms of scale. with an extension of layered sampling referred to as hierarchical layered sampling. above all. 4. Computer vision tends to focus on the 3D scene projected onto one or several images. a researcher at the media lab of the Massachusetts Institute Technology. e. view based hierarchical hand models and particle filtering. in some ways. washing machine. detection of multiscale color features is performed. objects. a prior on skin color is included in the particle filtering. The gadget is capable of selecting a product either by . more natural.4. So. such as video sequences.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.. The image data can take many forms. Computer vision is. you can get instant.Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that see. gesture gaming. Computer vision. There is also a trend towards a combination of the two disciplines. position and orientation. In each image. Some of the technologies that uses this are Radio Frequency Identification. interactive and. 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. e. The fields most closely related to computer vision are image processing. as explored in augmented reality. Machine vision tends to focus on applications. As a scientific discipline. When you bring in connectivity. mainly in manufacturing. The hand postures or states are represented in terms of hierarchies of multi-scale color image features at different scales.. how to transform one image to another. image analysis and machine 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. the inverse of computer graphics. studies and describes the processes implemented in software and hardware behind artificial vision systems.. relevant visual information projected on any object you pick up or interact with. 4. To improve the performance of the system. his characterization implies that image processing/analysis neither require assumptions nor produce interpretations about the image content. e. Image processing and image analysis tend to focus on 2D images. workspaces. or multi-dimensional data from a medical scanner. on the other hand. has developed a 'sixth sense' device ± a gadget worn on the wrist that can function as a 'touch screen' device for many modern applications.g. how to reconstruct structure or other information about the 3D scene from one or several images. Pranav Mistry.g. and their interactions. The software tracks the user¶s gestures using computer-vision based algorithms. pick up a box of cereal and your device will project whether it suits your preferences.
Applications can either poll these databases by running SQL queries or set up triggers to be notified of specific events of interest. It is a platform in that its programming model makes the inferences made automatically available to applications via a rich set of APIs. an enhanced calendar service.. By combining information from these diverse sources. which are then recorded in a separate processed database. Whirlpool 6th Sense washing machines can save you up to 50% less water. and rich annotation of video with physical events. SixthSense records all tag-level events in a raw database. and mobile phones are tagged with cheap. learn the nature of different zones in a workspace (e.image recognition or radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and project information. learn the identities of people. infer the ownership of objects by people. The inference algorithms consume these raw events to infer events at the level of people.g. Ideal washing machine for thorough washing that requires sixth sense to detect stubborn stains and adjust wash impact. objects. To demonstrate the capabilities of the platform. passive RFID tags. the researchers have prototyped a few applications using these APIs. 4. and perform other such inferences.4. The New Generation 6th Sense appliances from Whirlpool are helping to protect the environment and to reduce your energy bills. 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. Sense. The technology is able to automatically differentiate between people tags and object tags. Adaption and Control. laptops. All Whirlpool appliances with intelligent 6th Sense technology work on three key principles. private office versus conference room). water and time. Here. and workspace zones. 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. . we consider an enterprise setting of the future where people (or rather their employee badges) and their personal objects such as books. including a misplaced object alert service. 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. Some models also contain a detergent overdosing monitor to make sure that you do not use too much washing detergent. to ensure that they achieve optimal performance each and every time that they are used. energy and time during the cycle. for example. energy and time. Whirlpool 6th Sense appliances are designed to be intelligent and energy efficient appliances that adapt their performance to better suit your needs. 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. SixthSense incorporates algorithms that start with a mass of undifferentiated tags and automatically infer a range of information based on an accumulation of observations.2 Sixth Sense Washing Machine Whirlpool AWOE 8758 White Washing Machine is a remarkable front loader that incorporates the unparalleled Sixth Sense technology. when you pick up your mobile phone. like an Amazon rating. 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. and there is good coverage of RFID readers in the workplace. SixthSense infers when a user has interacted with an object.
3 Check the time Figure 5.4 Create multimedia reading experiences Figure 5. 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 computer tracks the red marker cap or piece of tape.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. No mobile device will be required. a newspaper can show live video news or dynamic information can be provided on a regular piece of paper.1 Make a call Figure 5. The keys will come up on the fingers. just type in the number with your palm acting as the virtual keypad.5 Drawing application Figure 5. 5. The SixthSense device has a huge number of applications. 5. For example. viability and flexibility of the system. to zoom in and out and do other controls. recognizes the gesture.6 Zooming features . The fingers of the other hand will then be used to key in the number and call. for example. then use that virtual keypad to make a call.2: Map The sixth sense also implements map which lets the user display the map on any physical surface and find his destination and he can use his thumbs and index fingers to navigate the map. 5. and instructs the projector to flash the image of a watch onto his wrist. The following are few of the applications of Sixth Sense Technology.1: Make a call You can use the Sixth Sense to project a keypad onto your hand. 5.5: Drawing The drawing application lets the user draw on any surface by tracking the fingertip movements of the user¶s index finger.Chapter 5 APPLICATIONS The SixthSense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness. Calling a number also will not be a great task with the introduction of Sixth Sense Technology. 5. Thus a piece of paper turns into a video display.3: Wrist Watch Sixth Sense all we have to do is draw a circle on our wrist with our index finger to get a virtual watch that gives us the correct time.2 Call up a map Figure 5.
It uses hand gestures to interact with digital information. There is no need to carry a camera anymore. 5. After taking the desired number of photos.11: Information on people Sixth Sense also is capable of "a more controversial use´. making the entire world your computer. The device could be used by anyone without even a basic knowledge of a keyboard or mouse.8: Book information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up.11 Feed information on people Figure 5. then feeds you information on those products.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. When you go out and meet someone. if you're trying to shop "green" and are looking for paper towels with the least amount of bleach in them.9: Take Pictures If we fashion our index fingers and thumbs into a square (the typical "framing" gesture).Figure 5. and use gestures to sort through the photos. as well as reviews and other relevant information 5. It is portable and easy to carry as we can wear it in our neck. SixthSense does not change human habits but causes computer and other machines to adapt to human needs. 5.9 Take pictures Figure 5. projecting relevant information such as what they do.7 Get product information Figure 5. 5. and also m it could display tags about the person floating on their shirt.1 Advantages SixthSense is an user friendly interface which integrates digital information into the physical world and its objects. 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. For example. The system can project Amazon ratings on that book. and organize and resize them. then from now on . 6.8 Get book information Figure 5. the system will snap a photo. 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. we can project them onto a surface.10 Get flight updates Figure 5. It could be handy if it displayed their facebook relationship status so that you knew not to waste your time. where they work. Chapter 6 ADVANTAGES AND ENHANCEMENTS . then feeds you information on books.7: Product information Maes says Sixth Sense uses image recognition or marker technology to recognize products you pick up.6: Zoom in and Zoom out The user can zoom in or zoom out using intuitive hand movements. If we are going for a holiday.
To have 3D gesture tracking.ping-this/ Reference: http://www.style wearable device on table. http://theviewspaper.net/2009/11/12/sixth-s.the-world/ 5....com/2009/0. http://gizmodo. Clearly.. http://lucasrichter.. that is. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want.com/5167790/sixth-sense-t.blendernation. REFERENCES 1. Applying this technology in various interest like gaming.ld-forever 4.html 3.2 Future Enhancements To get rid of color markers To incorporate camera and projector inside mobile computing device.hnolo.wordpress. Whenever we place pendant.. in the simplest way possible. http://www. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase. education systems etc.net/sixth-sense-tec.com/sixth-sense-technology/ 2.seminarprojects.com/Thread-sixth-sense-technology-7186#ixzz0unL6hY00 Sixth Sense Technology will Revolutionize the World SCIENCE | July 26. To make sixth sense work as fifth sense for disabled person. CONCLUSION The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you. 2009 | Share . http://boingboing.wards it will be easy to capture photos by using mere fingers 6.. But as it is now. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us. it should allow us to use the table as multi touch user interface. it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us..
all one has to do is to just gesture drawing circle on the wrist and there appears a wrist watch. while the camera recognizes and tracks user¶s hand gestures and physical objects using computer-vision based techniques. Some might just consider it to be a superstition or something psychological. Some of the more practical uses are reading a newspaper. thereby. To add to it. But there is also another sense called the sixth sense. He invented µ Sixth Sense / WUW ( Wear UR World) µ which is a wearable gestural . Pranav Mistry. Or live sports updates while reading the newspaper. It is basically a connection to something greater than what their physical senses are able to perceive. 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. Open any book and you will find the Amazon ratings of the book. 28 year old. The device can also tell you arrival. For book lovers it is nothing less than a blessing. making the entire world a computer. Firstly. That¶s not it. table or any other object and uses hand / arm movements to help us interact with the projected information. Imagine reading a newspaper and viewing videos instead of the photos in the paper. He is a PhD student at MIT and he won the µInvention of the Year 2009 µ. The projector projects visual information enabling surfaces. pick any page and the device gives additional information on the text. comments and lot more add on features. The device has a huge number of applications. The Sixth Sense prototype consists of a pocket projector. of Indian origin is the mastermind behind the sixth sense technology. The device brings us closer to reality and assists us in making right decisions by providing the relevant information. But the invention of sixth sense technology has completely shocked the world. Currently the prototype of the device costs around $350 to build. The camera also helps user to take pictures of the scene he is viewing and later he can arrange them on any surface. . The drawing application lets user draw on any surface by observing the movement of index finger. it would be something supernatural. departure or delay time of your air plane on your tickets.by Popular Science. the user can get to know whether the product is eco friendly or not. The device is pendant shaped like mobile wearing devices. It can project information on any surface. smelling. It also supports multi touch and multi user interaction. Still more work is being done on the device and when fully developed. 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. it is portable and easily to carry as you can wear it in your neck. While picking up any good at the grocery store. Both the projector and the camera are connected to the mobile computing device in the user¶s pocket. To a layman. feeling. user friendly interface which links the physical world around us with digital information and uses hand gestures to interact with them. it will definitely revolutionize the world. tasting and hearing. Mapping can also be done anywhere with the features of zooming in or zooming out. The device serves the purpose of a computer plus saves time spent on searching information. mirror and a camera. The device sees what we see but it lets out information that we want to know while viewing the object. be it a wall. To know the time.All of us are aware of the five basic senses ± seeing. walls and physical objects around us to be used as interfaces.
However. and Sixth Sense will show you if it's good or bad. you can access or manipulate the information using your fingers. that is. It can go either way.com. including the object itself or your hand. Clearly. I want to try it. or if it fits your preferences or not. Sixth Sense can also obey hand gestures. all the information stored on the web. thinking about what brand of soap is better. like in the infamous Minority Report. displaying information automatically and letting you access it in any way you want. Or just make a few people look like dorks. Imagine you are at the supermarket. Just hold it in front of your and it will work. If they can get rid of the colored finger caps and it ever goes beyond the initial development phase. Sixth Sense is a mini-projector coupled with a camera and a cellphone²which acts as the computer and your connection to the Cloud. [TED] Send an email to Jesus Diaz. Now take this to every aspect of your everyday life. Then. at jesus@gizmodo. But as it is now. Sixth Sense will grab real time information about your flight and display it over the ticket.Basically. You can be in a taxi going to the airport. Just look at objects. Sixth Sense can do its magic²and a lot more²everywhere. . it may change the way we interact with the real world and truly give everyone complete awareness of the environment around us. But those are just novelty applications. Need to know the time? Draw a circle on your wrist and a watch will appear. instead of requiring you to be in front of a big screen like Tom Cruise. highlighting what you want to frame. The camera recognizes objects around you instantly. The true power of Sixth Sense lies on its potential to connect the real world with the Internet. really. and overlaying the information on the world itself. Or maybe what wine you should get for tonight's dinner. and the system will make the photo²which you can later organize with the others using your own hands over the air. You won't need to do any action. in the simplest way possible. with the micro-projector overlaying the information on any surface. The key here is that Sixth Sense recognizes the objects around you. Need to make a call? Extend your hand on front of the projector and numbers will appear for you to click. Whatever it is. this has the potential of becoming the ultimate "transparent" user interface for accessing information about everything around us. and just by taking out your boarding pass. the author of this post. Want to take a photo? Just make a square with your fingers. hold them on your hands. even while you are jumping hysteric over Oprah's sofa.
intent and desire being the means. and to where they will eventually go when they give up their physical body. the unheard communication. Consider technology that we take for granted. a connection to something more and greater than their physical senses are able to perceive. Everyone is aware of their five basic senses. This is the entrance to the world of the unseen encounter. It has a scientific basis for its manifestation because all things that happen work according to scientific laws. What everyone is not so well aware of is their sixth sense. You¶ve already had contact._____________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________\ How to develop your sixth sense Everyone has it. because of fear and ignorance programmed through religion. those in spirit do not have physical bodies to carry out evil deeds like some thug in a parking lot. A person has more to fear going to their car in the parking lot after work than from those souls in the spirit world. This is . Mental tuning. feeling. would have been laughed to scorn. 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. Nothing to fear. it has been misrepresented and as a result. The difference being that psychic and medium communication is in its infancy as far as future development goes. tuning by mental focus is inconsistent and capricious. This is the same scientific phenomenon that works in the transmission of electronic information such as the television or radio. smelling. everyone that is alive today has seen them. that sense of otherworldliness. anyone that would have predicted one hundred years ago where we would be today. At one time or another. The sixth sense is a part of everyone whether or not they like it. either while in the waking state or through a dream. Spiritual tuning is done through the brain with mental focus. Thanks to the media and to religion. 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. So it is with mediums and communication with the so-called dead. One doesn¶t have to be a practiced medium or an ordained saint to make contact with the souls from the spirit world. are in denial. It is scientific. heard from them. These require that you tune into a particular band or frequency to get the program that you want. Electronic tuning is done through electronic means that is mechanical in nature. seeing. even by laws that haven¶t been discovered yet. while electronic tuning is reliable. the unfelt touch of someone from the spiritual world trying to make a connection with someone in the physical body. Every human being is equipped from birth with what they need to communicate with the spirit world from where they came. Although. it is a science in its infancy. consistent and tangible. it is no less scientific. smelled them. Contrary to the media¶s misrepresentations. people associate the spirit world with fear and trepidation. been touched by them.
People. Focusing on even the smallest instance of psychic phenomena that happens to your self and to people around you. but for everyone who makes the effort to learn its secrets. 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. it becomes a matter of adopting a certain kind of mind set that is necessary to cultivate a power thinking process. Next. 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. recognizing the times that you have been touched by those in the spirit world. you need to find a development circle or starting a "circle" of your own. to get familiar with the sense of the action and presence of the energy involved. 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. A circle means weekly meetings where like minded people can practice in a positive environment. This will give you a perception of how involved and integrated is the underlying hidden power that caused the event to take place. Focus To begin tuning into this force you need to learn about focusing. 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. you will need to practice diligently a number of exercise techniques to get feed back while developing these abilities. Psychic Power . 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. Another thing you can do is to visit the pages on Esp and Telepathy which is part of this .the first step in development of your sixth sense. 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.Connecting with Universal Energy. then they wouldn't be what they are. These vibrations are not just for the so called 'gifted' persons. The next important requirement. 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. Practice To advance. animals and plants are all connected to the hidden energy of universal consciousness that permeates the entire universe and 'wires' all of us together.
suddenly begin to happen. Its best to be directly in the vibration of a the person giving the reading. 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. Although. Telepathy and Mind Control The Purpose of These Tests and Exercises. 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. That will be your proof and reward for developing the power of your mind. Even if you don't perform well with the symbol cards. this is not a rigid requirement. it is placed in the realm of "extra" almost as though it was bizarre or abnormal and not part of the human . Following these. Just practicing all these exercises increases your mind's ability to send and receive information that will be an asset to your life. Its called MIND CONTROL. Esp is mental telepathy. feeling. clairvoyance. These are considered to be our 'normal' senses and any sense or gathering of information. This development is a primer for those who feel they'd like to continue into mediumship. You can develop a lot more quickly when you practice meditation. it doesn't matter. The four symbol tests and on the following pages are designed to gage your basic Esp ability. The symbol cards along with the telepathy exercises help to discipline and train your mind to focus. . There you'll find tests and practices which will help you to begin developing your latent psychic abilities. The five senses are seeing. Meditation In addition to these practices. our other sense. precognition are all perceived through mental telepathy. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Esp Test. and hearing. smelling. or out of the ordinary. is said to be 'extra'.website.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. the student should learn to meditate. When a person develops their ESP. What is ESP? Esp . They are not games. Mental telepathy makes possible the "knowing" about past future or current events that is not supposed to be part of our knowledge. (not one of those hotlines advertised on TV or in magazines). so you can get the feel of the energy involved. tasting. You will then begin to notice that the things that you want to happen. there are two Telepathy exercises for you to further develop the power of your mind. they have increased their mind power by a quantum leap above other people. but rather exercises for someone who is serious about psychic mind development. Mind reading. It enables them to send and receive information almost at will to influence things that are important to them. When someone demonstrates an ability to send and receive information that is not part of their five ordinary senses. it makes a lot of difference in how fast you progress.
psyche or sense abilities. They made a decision not to ignore it. but rather to improve and cultivate it through patience. 4 varieties of colors and symbols. you'll naturally need a color printer. After you read the instructions on how to test and keep score. 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. and you can use it for keeping score. Don't get bored. Test your self with all four. Psychics and mediums use extrasensory perception. telepathic ability is available to all those willing to practice and learn how to increase this talent that is given to everyone at birth. The Sixth Sense A Film Review by James Berardinelli United States. Many people can now benefit from their diligence and persistence in their own self development. Do all of them repeatedly and on a rotation basis. practice and effort. but in the practice which leads to telepathy and mind control. switching off when you lose interest in one or the other. However. Release Date: 8/6/99 (wide) Running Length: 1:45 . 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.S. There are also telepathic exercises that require 2 people which will help add an expanded dimension to the exercises. Remember that the important thing is not in how well you score. When a person begins to get bored. psychics and mediums know secret and private information about another person's life and are able to advise them. This is how clairvoyants. Print the score sheet page. 1999 U. Each of the tests covers a different aspect of mind control and telepathy. 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. The instructions how to do it are on each of the symbol pages. you can print the symbols and paste them on cards. For color symbols. their score often times goes down.
turgidly paced film making this side of Meet Joe Black. Distributor: Hollywood Pictures With his third feature effort. Haley Joel Osment. it's necessary to endure 75 minutes of some of the most dull. The characters say and do things only because the plot makes certain demands of them. Cole sees and hears things that others cannot.S. Anna (Olivia Williams). Olivia Williams. and being set in Shyamalan's home city of Philadelphia).85:1 Cast: Bruce Willis. He is Vincent Gray (Donnie Wahlberg). The once-loving couple hardly talks and he suspects that she's having an affair. As a means to assuage his guilt. There are some interesting ideas in The Sixth Sense .but the good things are deeply buried. daring viewers to remain awake. Cut to "Next Fall. are celebrating his triumph." Crowe has recovered from his wounds physically but not emotionally. Donnie Wahlberg Director: M. After rambling about Crowe's faults as a psychiatrist and asking "Do you know why you're afraid when you're alone?". and he is afraid to open up to his mother. The dialogue is stilted. It is not well written. it's an inferior product. Lynn (Toni Collette). Unfortunately. This movie plods along. mature themes) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 1. Toni Collette. he brandishes a gun. And there's a lack of internal consistency and logic. Barry Mendel Screenplay: M. Crowe begins to work with 9-year old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). a central spiritual theme. There's no sense of subtlety. Night Shyamalan Producers: Kathleen Kennedy. But the task he has set for himself is not an easy one. no character has more dimensions than a sheet of paper. After showing great strides of maturity between his ineffective debut. they arrive home to find an intruder in their bathroom. one of Crowe's few failures. Praying with Anger. and 1998's appealing Wide Awake. Shyamalan has backslided alarmingly with The Sixth Sense. or well directed. Night Shyamalan Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto Music: James Newton Howard U. Crowe is determined to accomplish for Cole what he could not do for his former patient. With the exception of Cole. On the night that Crowe and his wife. including a clever (albeit entirely predictable) twist at the very end. Night Shyamalan has taken a huge step in the wrong direction.especially the way in which Cole's acceptance of his abilities brings about an awakening . . A gulf has developed between him and his wife. Perhaps another draft (or a complete re-write) of the script would have attenuated the amplitude of the flaws. While this picture shares many qualities with Wide Awake (a child protagonist. I had to employ all of my usual tricks to keep from falling asleep.MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violent images. writer/director M. one critic at the screening wasn't as lucky. Alas. a boy who shows similar problems to those displayed by Vincent Gray at that age. then shoots himself and his doctor. Frank Marshall. her snores could be heard throughout the theater. the movie doesn't even play by its own rules. well acted. This is not a strong or effectively executed screenplay. to get to that point. Some interesting things happen during the final half-hour of The Sixth Sense. for fear that she will think he's a freak. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a revered psychologist who has just earned an award from the mayor for his efforts with children.
It doesn't work. Osment is occasionally effective. Olivia Williams (Rushmore) is criminally underused. which tries to say something about the connection between this world and the next one. it's merely competent. because much of the film's impact depends on our understanding a few things about Anna. Nevertheless. It's a shame. unlike in movies such as What Dreams May Come.The Sixth Sense is obviously an attempt by Bruce Willis to broaden his range. Willis' co-star is young Haley Joel Osment. (Is there any other way to explain the success of pabulum like TV's "Touched by an Angel"?) But. this motion picture is saddled with a murky. a child thespian who has shown promise in films like Forrest Gump (as Forrest Jr. feels muted. best known for action roles in films like Die Hard. based on his past work. Unfortunately. unimaginative vision. Shyamalan fails to cull the most he can from the young actor. 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. Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding) deserves recognition for doing something with an underwritten role. but this may be the first time he has consciously attempted to essay a low-key persona. Only in the first scene does Willis exhibit any life. Part of the problem is undoubtedly that his character is badly written. but. but she's not on screen enough for us to recognize her as anything more significant than a footnote to the main story. At its best. Lynn's relationship with Cole. The actor. Meanwhile. at it's worst. There are undoubtedly those who will enjoy The Sixth Sense simply because of the spiritual angle.) and Bogus. 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). There's only one scene between these two that possesses any depth (and that happens near the end). Today's society has an undeniable fascination with supernatural/pseudo-religious issues. which could have been an emotional cornerstone of The Sixth Sense. after that. © 1999 James Berardinelli Back Up . I expected a more captivating performance. has effectively explored a few dramatic parts in the past (most notably in In Country). but there's also a distinct lack of energy in the performance. Osment's work here is merely adequate. he has a tendency to fade into the background. it has a movie making-bythe-numbers feel.
but then any hilarity would subside as the film would be filled with even more flat jokes. but their characters are less than interesting enough to make an ensemble for a film. and The Bowler (Garofalo) who can throw a bowling ball like a cannon/boomerang thanks to the skull of her father. there are some very good laughs. Hank Azaria. Macy. 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. Yes. Starring Ben Stiller. Mystery Men proves that great casting cannot save a bad film. The art direction is terrific. Pras. Mystery Men is appealing at times. most of whom are graduates of independent films and all of whom having pretty distinguished careers (just look at the films of William H. a major metropolis' hero and crime fighter. When Captain Amazing (Kinnear). Mystery Men is somewhat of a spoof of the whole superhero genre of both films and comic books. I thought that the direction did have some nice moments. Wes Studi. three more heroes join the group: Invisible Boy (Mitchell) who has never actually been seen doing his named ability. and Rick Jay) more BY: DAVID PERRY One of the most non-sensical and annoying films of the year. then this might be your type of film). Macy besides Psycho). is taken hostage by an evil madman named Cassanova Frankenstein (Rush) and his psychiatrist turned accomplice Dr. After taking in applicants. Tom Waits. Geoffrey Rush. Kel Mitchell. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM . The cast does try. a madcap group of superhero wannabes band together to save Captain Amazing and the city from the destruction of Frankenstein. Claire Forlani. The group is lead by Mr. Mystery Men's actors do put forth a nice effort. but more often then should be the script is just too bad. Furious (Stiller). whose power is that he can get very angry.Mystery Men (Dir: Kinka Usher. Eddie Izzard. Lena Olin. Paul Reubens. but more of a overlong bore and an unfunny choice for good actors. 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). Anabel Leek (Olin). much in the same vein as Blade Runner. Greg Kinnear. The film is nice to look at very often. The other founding fathers of the "Mystery Men" are the silverware throwing Blue Raja (Azaria) and garden tool expert The Shoveler (Macy). It has a terrific cast. the problem is that that can only take you so far. The Spleen (Reubens) who can take out a room via flatulence. William H. Janeane Garofalo.
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. Since Practical Magic is hard to forgive. This is his first try at the three suits he wears and it shows.FROM AMAZON. . is a Chicago teacher that is interested in the secrets kept by his invalid mother. Donal Donnelly. I have actually had some respect for Declan over the years. Pauline Hutton. John Kavanaugh. 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. Aiden stars while brothers Paul and Declan serve as writer/director and cinematographer. respectively. and John Cusack) more BY: DAVID PERRY I've never been the biggest of fans of actor Aidan Quinn. Gina Moxley. Moira Deady. Jacob Tierney. Michael Collins. a collaboration of Quinn's family. Starring Aidan Quinn. He takes the trip to Ireland with his nephew (Tierney) and learns everything from a soothe-seer (Deady) that was friendly with Fiona.COM This is My Father (Dir: Paul Quinn. 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. Moya Farrelly. James Caan. and Looking for Richard. I was not too excited about seeing This Is My Father. In Dreams. Stephen Rea. Kieran Johnson. Colm Meaney. Eamon Morrissey. Maria McDermottroe. and all three of them serve as executive producers. Sure I have liked him in stuff like Legends of the Fall. The son. This Is My Father looks much like a film made simply to bring people together than as an achievement in filmmaking. Brenden Gleeson. 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. but Paul was nearly unknown by me.
Starring Bruce Willis. though they are overshadowed by a terrific supporting cast. walk by the camera. Most of the film is on the shoulders of its terrific cast. giving reason for the sappiness of the films ending.dead. Toni Collette. Deady. The Sixth Sense doesn't even have spooky moments like The Blair Witch Project or even tongue in cheek horror like Idle Hands. as I found it to be a slight work.. It does have some spots that are strategically made to scare the audience. Haley Joel Osment.. but none of those moments work. I was not enthralled by the film. The Wide Awake thing is understandable since this is from the same director. Quinn. the film attempts to startle you by having someone. Night Shyamalan. and Trevor Morgan) more BY: DAVID PERRY Advertised as a tense thriller with horror film tendencies. especially from Cusack. Olivia Williams. Mischa Barton. Gleeson. but not all of it is believable or interesting.COM The Sixth Sense (Dir: M. quite a waste of time. but all the same I enjoyed This Is My Father. Donnie Wahlberg. . BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. The Sixth Sense is much more a drama. The subplot between Johnson's nephew and a local girl (Hutton) is boring and idiotic.The film does have a nice story and some very nice scenes. and Meaney. For the most part. Rea. Moxley. In fact it came off to me as an episode of The Twilight Zone mixed with Wide Awake. that you should predict is a dead person. Caan. and Farrelly all shine in the lead roles.
COM . though at times I though that it was trying too hard to be catchy (plus it was in dire need of a steadycam). 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). The Sixth Sense does succeed well in drama. but the real acting ability here is in Osment. I did like the little suprise that comes at the climax. I also liked the cinematography from Jonathan Demme mainstay Tak Fujimoto. 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). but all of its comedy and suspense turns out rather flat. The direction by Shyamalan is good. despite being highly flawed. I liked Willis in this as well as Collette and Williams (though not their finest work). I thought that maybe they had accidentally let Tom Shadyac or Joe Johnston take over the finale. 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. Still it is a worthwhile film to see. 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. It seems that Cole believes that he sees dead people walking around unaware of the fact that they are dead.The Sixth Sense follows the attempts of child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Willis) to understand the acute schizophrenia of 11 year old Cole Sear (Osment).
with The Iron Giant. Christopher McDonald. this is irrelevant. both for children and adults. At the same time Disney was showing off its animation division with Beauty and the Beast. All this while Disney made its best film since Toy Story with Mulan. It actually was better than the big Disney Summer movie that year. but I must take any chance I get to voice my disgust for those two films). I've not had this much fun in a family film since Antz. and John Mahoney) more BY: DAVID PERRY Early note: Due to the fact that it is not really a family film. Vin Diesel. But Disney has weakened as of late.Iron Giant (Dir: Brad Bird. Jennifer Aniston. Time and again the two would bring out hideous cartoons like Ferngully. Hercules. I liked its ever-so-predictable story. Voices include Eli Marienthal.. 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). though I will admit that it is better than anything from Disney in years. South Park: Bigger. More classy and actually better looking than Tarzan. So Hogarth gets the next best thing to a small . Hogarth Hughes (Marienthal). especially since ex-Disney animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks to make The Prince of Egypt and Antz. But non-Disney animation did not suddenly get better. 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. All Dogs Go to Heaven. and The Pebble and the Penguin. Though it is Fox that one-upper Disney two years ago. The great texture and colors that are made for this film make it a highly enjoyable sit in the theatre. Rock-a-Doodle. Warner Bros. The Iron Giant successfully evokes the spirit of animated films that I thought had floundered. Aladdin. Harry Connick Jr. the Last Rainforest. His mother (Aniston) is not the biggest fan of the idea because of prior dispositions caused by Hogarth's pets. This monopoly has been artistically as well as financially. I enjoyed its starchy characters. The two last Disney cartoons. 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). James Gammon.. and The Little Mermaid. this year it is Warner Bros. and I had a fun time. Meanwhile it has been allowing its more adult divisions to make crap like Armageddon and The Other Sister (yes. have been minor features that did not really do anything that was of great interest. For years Disney has had a quasi-monopoly on animated motion pictures. 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). that wants terribly to have a pet. Tarzan and A Bug's Life.. Cloris Leachman. Longer & Uncut is not really considered in this write-up on animated films. The Iron Giant is the story of a boy.
Starring Kirsten Dunst. From one of the directors of animated television shows like The Critic and The Simpsons. Ted McGinley. When word gets around that there is something that has been eating everything metal in this small Maine town circa 1955. Ana Gasteyer. Saul Rubinek. One president that has always interested me is Richard Nixon.D. but I have always been a big fan. BUY THIS FILM'S REVIEWS OF THIS FILM FROM AMAZON. Dan Hedaya. but it is a kid's film. Michelle Williams. Ryan Reynolds. Will Ferrell. Now if only Titan AE (the latest Disney competitor from Don Bluth) would be half as good. Even if he . Devon Gummersall. Teri Garr. who cares? The chase through the small village is one of the best sequences this year and the climax is terrific. Jim Breuer. Harry Shearer. the film has a great look and a nice feel. 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). The film is pure enjoyment. Sure it probably gets too political towards the end. and G.COM Dick (Dir: Andrew Fleming. Dave Foley. Bruce McCulloch. 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.and cuddly creature: he gets a giant robot from outer space (grumbles and "argh"s thanks to Vin Diesel). 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). I do not know why.
Foley as Haldeman). . It seems that all this was caused by two 15 year old girls that were in the Watergate Hotel the night of the robbery. This. Nixon has always been one of my favorites (it helps that I'm a stout Republican). They happen to run into G. 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. there is no doubting that. The ending is rather insipid (though I did like the climax) and the film does run rather long. it also explains the duct tape on the door at the Watergate Hotel and the 18 and a half minute gap in the recording tape. Still the two leads put forth good tries.had a corrupt administration and was actually the only president that had a great chance of being removed from office. 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. but its approach actually works. it is just entertaining. Not only does the film answer who Deep Throat was. Much like so many other films. The film is fun to watch. 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. 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). Still I saw it and must admit that I had a good time. 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. the thing is that not all of it is appealing. especially Dunst. Despite that I did not think much about seeing Dick. 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. but it really did nothing for me. I liked the film. Sure it does not sit well and it seemed better in the theatre than it does in post-thought. Dick is simply fun. Breuer as Dean. Its teen comedy approach looked thoroughly stupid and left me rather doubtful on how worthwhile it would be. no great achievement in animation like The Iron Giant or in horror films like The Blair Witch Project. 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.
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