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

CFP: American Society for Aesthetics 75th Anniversary Meeting, 2017

By Ted Nannicelli

Dear Colleagues, Of potential interest to some of you: Call for Papers for the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15-18, 2017   Papers on any topic in aesthetics or the philosophy … more . . .

Paper announcement: Enjoying trash films

By Keyvan Sarkhosh

Dear colleagues, I thought you might be interested to know that the results of my study on trash films and their audiences, which I had presented at the SCSMI conference in London last year have now been published in the … more . . .

aaltoSCSMI2017 – Helsinki

By Dirk Eitzen

SCSMI2017, Helsinki Finland, June 11-14, followed by Midnight Film Festival. Read on for further information. more . . .

CFP: SCMS 2017 in Chicago

By Mary Feld

The SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) 2017 conference will be held in Chicago, March 22 – 26. The CFP is now posted ( – deadline August 31), and the conference panel/workshop forum is now active ( – deadline … more . . .