The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aesthetic, neurophysiological, and evolutionary-psychological approaches to the analysis of film and other moving-image media. The society is on the forefront of studying how moving-image media shape and are shaped by human psychological activity.

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British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference – Final Call

By Murray Smith

BRITISH SOCIETY OF AESTHETICS ANNUAL CONFERENCE FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS The British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference 18-20 September 2015, Homerton College, Cambridge Confirmed keynote speakers: Paul Boghossian (New York University) David Bordwell (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Catherine Elgin (Harvard University) Invited symposia chairs: Emily Brady (University of Edinburgh) Gregory Currie (University of York) Deadline for...

Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations

By Luis Rocha Antunes

Dear SCSMI members, I would like to draw your attention to a new book edited by Michael Grabowski entitled Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations (Routledge). A website with more information and the possibility of follow-up discussions can be accessed here: Michael Grabowski is an SCSMI member and associate professor of communication at Manhattan College in New York City. More...

British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, 18-20 September 2015

By Murray Smith

Members may have noticed that the British Society of Aesthetics have provided some funds in supporting of the upcoming SCSMI London conference, and also that Stacie Friend (Vice President of the BSA) will feature as one of the conference keynote speakers. In reciprocation, here’s the call for papers for next year’s BSA conference, which will...

Annette Kuhn Essay Award

By Murray Smith

The journal Screen has just announced details of a new essay award, directed at early career researchers. Contributions to Projections would of course be eligible. Deadline for the inaugural award is 31 January 2015. Details below. best wishes, Murray Earlier this year, in recognition of Professor Kuhn’s outstanding contribution to Screen and her wider commitment...