Welcome to SCSMI

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) fosters interdisciplinary research within the areas of moving image history, theory, and aesthetics; cognitive science; and the philosophy of mind and art. The Society supports dialogue in all directions, so that every represented discipline may learn from the others. Through exchange, debate, and collaboration among moving image theorists, historians, analysts, philosophers, scientists, and artists, SCSMI promotes research into moving image media and the ways in which such media reflect, shape, and are shaped by the human mind.


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Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind

All issues of the journal are available online.


The Board of Editors Welcomes Contributions

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From the FORUM

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SCSMI has a new website. It's almost done. Please give it a test drive by contributing a post, to tell us about your recent work. There's a template to make it easy for you! Send out an announcement and check out SCSMI's Facebook group here, too.
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CFP, Aesthetics of TV Serials

CFP, Aesthetics of TV Serials

Valencia, 2nd, 3rd and 4th November, 2017. This conference aims to explore and promote fresh and innovative approaches to the study of television serials. Increasingly, the television serial is the preeminent popular art form of our time. However, the television serial is still relatively understudied – particularly from perspectives that emphasize our cognitive, emotional, and aesthetic engagement with the form.
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