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.

From the Forum

Observations on the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference

By Carl Plantinga

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference was held at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, March 25-29. 478 Panels and workshops were held over five days, usually with 24 held concurrently during each session. In the evenings … more . . .

Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art

By Murray Smith

Members of SCSMI may be interested in the following recent publication: Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 75 (October 2014), ed. Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin and Margaret Moore. DOI: 10.1017/S1358246114000174. My own … more . . .

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) … more . . .

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: https://neuroscienceandmedia.wordpress.com Michael … more . . .