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.
By Carl Plantinga
As a member of this society, you’ve probably fielded questions about what cognition is and how it relates to the media. Ideas about the nature of cognition have changed a good deal in the past two decades. This is a … more . . .
By Maike Sarah Reinerth
It’s my pleasure to announce the publication of my newest book, Subjectivity Across Media. Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives (Routledge, 2017), co-edited by Jan-Noël Thon and myself. It contains an introduction to the field and 12 contributions on representations of subjectivity … more . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .