Quiet Eye Analysis

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The quiet eye (QE) is a term first proposed by Professor Joan Vickers of Calgary University.

It refers a gaze behaviour observed immediately prior to movement in aiming tasks.

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Quiet Eye a viral video for Prometheus published on May 17, 2012, introduces us to Dr Elizabeth Shaw, eager to find funding for her project she seeks the help of Sir Peter Weyland.

[Chris Davies] Were there any other viral ones that you had made up, because we saw the one with Noomi as Shaw.

[Ridley Scott] That was her screen-test. It was part of her screen-test, and then Johnny Hardstaff did the David one, and also played around and took the Noomi application for the job to an eye in the wall – not talking to Mr Weyland, she’d never meet Weyland, never be allowed to, wouldn’t even meet the secretary, it’s like a HAL eye, she’s applying to a job to the eye, which in turn is being watched by a minion, who gets a secretary, and finally get Rupert Murdoch, and finally to actually Weyland.

[Damon Lindelof] So yeah, it was those three pieces of viral: the David 8 ad, which Johnny Hardstaff did, and the Weyland TED talk, and then the quiet eye with Noomi. And then there was one other piece, which was going to be the transmission, that we ended up not doing. It’s in the movie.

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Information on the screen leads us to other viral marketing such as PROJECTPROMETHEUS.COM which now re-directs you to the alienuniverse.com website.

In secret memos sent between company staff and Weyland, we get an idea of how much a role Yutani Corporation may have had in forcing Weyland’s bid on the project.

Special things to notice in this short viral is the date and time given, just above Shaw’s head is 04:08:2079 which is the 04/08/2079 or it could be 08/04/2079 depending on how you may write it.

On the information bar, you can see that Yutani Corporation had been operating since 2074, and this technology Quiet Eye is used as some sort of polygraph test for in video calling. Honesty, anxiety and determination are measured constantly throughout the conversation. Below Shaw’s face are details of where the call is being made:

CALL LOC: HUN MUS GLAS-G12 55″52N/4″17W
Which is Glasgow 55°52 N 4°17 W

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They contacted Sir Peter Weyland after their dig at The Isle of Skye

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[4] Which is about 5 hours drive away.

Aug 1, 2078 1:54PM – Weyland Industries notices that Yutani Corporation takes a special interest in Dr Shaw’s research, the company’s aim is to put her under deep surveillance and try to fund her project in order to stay ahead.
Aug 13, 2078 3:21PM – A company representative is sent to Dr.E Shaw’s latest dig in Toro Muerto, Peru. Holloway and Shaw are observed to be comparing artefacts.
Jan 28, 2079, 12:04PM – The company donates resources and the representative stays to aid them in their research, the star system is identified.
OCT 28, 2079 7:23AM – The star system is narrowed down and the company decides it should play a bigger part in the exploration of these findings.
OCT 24, 2080 5:08AM – The project dubbed Genesis is nearing its conclusion, Drs. Holloway and Shaw agree to partner with Weyland Industries to investigate LV-223.
The Project set to launch June 8, 2091, June 8th, 2012 was also the US release date.

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Blu-ray menu for Quiet Eye

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Transcription

P. WEYLAND/PVM/PRS/LOG-CRG/2090.01.14/TRS-MARS_GTT91

VIEWS:2

PRIORITY: HIGH ENCRYPT MAX

LINKS: WEYLAND SECURITY, YUTANICORP, BIOWEAPDIV, XENOSCIDIV, ASTROCARTOGRAPHY, 2 OTHER PRIVATE LINKS

/DICTATED BUT NOT READ/BEGIN

NAÏVE. THAT’S MY TAKE ON DR.ELIZABETH SHAW. AND FURTHERMORE, YUTANI’S REPORT ON SHAW IS A TRUE BELIEVER. I MUST SAY THAT I FIND HER ZEAL SOMEWHAT REFRESHING, IF A BIT MISGUIDED, GIVEN WHAT I KNOW. NEVERTHELESS, I HAVE CHOSEN TO FUND HER PROPOSAL.

DR. SHAW AND DR. HOLLOWAY’S FINDINGS ON THE EVIDENCE THEY’VE UNCOVERED ARE MILDLY INTERESTING TO ME. AND YET, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, THEY HAVE INDEED POINTED US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. BUT I HAVE NO INTEREST IN SPENDING MY REMAINING DAYS BY WASTING A TRILLION DOLLARS ON A MISSION TO A STAR SYSTEM 39 LIGHT YEARS AWAY BASED SOLELY ON A LEAP OF FAITH BY A WIDE-EYES GOD FEARING ARCHAEOLOGIST.

AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, SHAW AND HOLLOWAY’S INTEREST IN ZETA 2 RETICULI HAS PROVEN TO BE MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL. WHILE THE GOOD DOCTORS RELY ON ANCIENT CARVINGS AND PRIMITIVE CAVE PAINTINGS, MY SCIENCE DIVISION’S OWN LONG RANGE SCANS HAVE RECENTLY DETECTED A FAINT, ALMOST IMPERCEPTIBLE SIGNAL EMANATING FROM ONE OF THE LESSER MOONS IN THAT SYSTEM. AND CONTRARY TO THE FINDINGS OF SHAW AND HOLLOWAY, WHICH TARGET LV-223 AS OUR PRIMARY SITE OF INTEREST, OUR FINDINGS SUGGEST THE POINT OF ORIGIN COULD ACTUALLY BE THE MOON LV-426.

PER STANDARD PROCEDURE, WE WILL EMBED A DAVID 8 UNIT WITH THE CREW. AND HE WILL BE PROGRAMMED WITH MULTIPLE CONTINGENCY PLANS TO ADDRESS AND EXPLOIT WHATEVER ASSETS WE SECURE ON 223. BUT ONLY DAVID WILL KNOW ABOUT 426 AND WILL ENSURE THAT THE REST OF THE CREW- INCLUDING MEREDITH – LEARN NOTHING ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION WE’VE RECENTLY DISCOVERED UNTIL THE TIME IS RIGHT.

FOR IF YUTANI’S NEW ECIU SOFTWARE IS TO BE TRUSTED, THERE MIGHT BE GREAT RISK AWAITING US ON THE PATH TO AN EVEN GREATER REWARD.

–END–

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References

  1. Quiet Eye Video
  2. Quiet Eye definition
  3. Ridley Scott talks Prometheus with SlashGear: Candid & Uncut
    Chris Davies – Jun 2, 2012 https://www.slashgear.com/ridley-scott-talks-prometheus-with-slashgear-candid-uncut-02231334/
  4. Google Maps Co-ordinates https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/55%C2%B052’00.0%22N+4%C2%B017’00.0%22W/@55.867067,-4.2831053,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d55.8666667!4d-4.2833333
  5. Project Genesis notes from Weyland industries website
  6. Blu-ray menu images from muthur 9000 Archive

 

 

 

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