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, 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...

2nd Call for papers: SCSMI film cognition conference, London June 17-20th 2015

By administrator

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS – SCSMI 2015 Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) Conference June 17-20th 2015 Birkbeck, University of London London, UK The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference, to be held June 17th to 20th, 2015, at Birkbeck,...

Cognitive Film Theory: Oxford Bibliography

By Ted Nannicelli

Dear Colleagues, Please forgive the shameless self-promotion, but this may be of interest to some of you: I have written an entry on cognitive film theory for the Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. It is now available at: Unfortunately, this is a subscription service, but I hope that if your institution does subscribe...