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.

From the Forum

Putting Cognition in its Place

By Carl Plantinga

As a member of this society, you’ve probably fielded questions about what cognition is and how it relates to the media. Ideas about the nature of cognition have changed a good deal in the past two decades. This is a … more . . .

Out now: Subjectivity Across Media. Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives (ed. Maike S. Reinerth, Jan-Noël Thon)

By Maike Sarah Reinerth

It’s my pleasure to announce the publication of my newest book, Subjectivity Across Media. Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives (Routledge, 2017), co-edited by Jan-Noël Thon and myself. It contains an introduction to the field and 12 contributions on representations of subjectivity … more . . .

L’Atalante, Journal of Film and Media Studies, CFP: The Television Series from the Perspective of Methodological Innovation.

By Hector J. Perez

The purpose of this call for papers is to promote innovative research of television series narratives in order to identify and explain their specific properties. ‘Innovative’ in this context refers to studies that make effective use of resources drawn from … more . . .

Call for Participation: “The Role of Empathy and Emotion in Understanding Fiction,” Göttingen University Spring School 2017

By Ted Nannicelli

Dear Colleagues, PhD students and post-docs may be interested in this opportunity:   Spring School “The Role of Empathy and Emotion in Understanding Fiction”   PhD students and Postdocs from the disciplines of philosophy, literary studies, andpsychology/neurosciences are invited to submit … more . . .