The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

We are looking forward to gathering a group of enthusiastic scholars, students and professional filmmakers to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between moving image theorists, historians, critics, and philosophers, and scientifically-oriented researchers working on moving-image media.

Exciting topics, prominent keynote speakers, three tracks of inspiring presentations ranging from philosophical inquiries to aesthetics to reports of neurocinematic experiments on film viewing, just to name few of many. Missed our paper proposal deadline? Consider participating anyway!

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (AALTO ARTS) is one of the most prestigious international universities of art, design and architecture in the world. Key areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, well-being architecture and emerging technologies, and urban planning and design. The school’s history dates back to 1871.

The Conference includes presentations by internationally known experts in the field. A host of interesting social events are also being planned.

In addition to the three and half days filled with three tracks of programmed presentations and discussions, the event includes professionally interesting site visits.

The SCSMI2017 conference is organised by the Department of Media, Crucible Studio with Dr. Pia Tikka as conference chair, and the Department of Film, Television, and Scenography – all functioning within Aalto ARTS. In association with the Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki.

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