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

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 . . .

Papers announcement: filmmaker-subject relationship

By Fernando Canet

Dear colleagues, Just a few words to share with you my last two articles published in Studies in European Cinema and Studies in Documentary Films. The latter has been co-authored by my colleague Héctor J. Pérez. Both articles are based … more . . .

VR and Storytelling

By Michael Grabowski

This short article/video brings up several issues/possibilities for research regarding VR: Eye strain after 10-15 minutes makes it difficult now for feature film VR. Best stories (like online videos) are short (5-10 min.) Every new technology goes through an infatuation … more . . .