[visionlist] CFP Dec 4 – The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) conference in Helsinki – Do not miss it!

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI)

invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held

at 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.

SCSMI is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aesthetic, historical, psychological, neuroscientific, and evolutionary approaches to the analysis of film and other moving-image media.

See detailed instructions at the submission web page for SCSMI2017 

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (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 SCSMI2017 conference is organized by the department of Media and the department of Film, Television, and Scenography at Aalto ARTS, in association with the department of Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki.

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

NEW! See conference website for more information SCSMI2017.aalto.fi

The City of Helsinki is easy to reach by air from anywhere in the world. There is a range of accommodation options, from from AirBnB to first class hotels.  In June a plethora of events and sights will also attract the visitor’s attention in the lively capital city of Finland. There are also interesting possibilities to extend your trip to nearby cities, for example, visa-free visits to Tallinn, Estonia (1 ½ hours by ferry), or to St. Petersburg, Russia (4 hours by train). The participants are advised to book their travel and accommodation as early as possible for best options.

We also offer you a great opportunity to attend the uniquely famous (sic!) Midnight Sun Film Festival founded 30 years ago by the Finnish filmmakers Mika and Aki Kaurismäki and their fellow filmmakers. This optional section of the SCSMI2017 takes place 15–18 June 2017.

The Midnight Sun Film Festival provides the possibility of viewing films round the clock (!) in a small exotic town, crowded with enthusiastic festival guests, cinephiles, and celebrated international filmmakers. Explore the webpages and you will understand why the festival is so fascinating http://ift.tt/1tVFiB3

Looking forward to seeing you at the Helsinki SCSMI2017 conference and afterwards at the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Lapland!

Your SCSMI2017 hosts,

Pia Tikka and Henry Bacon

Submissions http://ift.tt/2gGAWuy

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Pia TikkaFilmmaker, PhD

Research Fellow (Aalto University)

Adjunct Professor (University of Lapland)

Leader of NeuroCine & Enactive Cinema teamsDirector of Crucible Studio@Media Lab

Department of Media, School of ARTSAalto University FinlandMobile +358 50 4461184Skype: piatikkae-mail: pia.tikka@aalto.ficrucible.mlog.taik.fiwww.neurocine.net

http://www.enactivecinema.net°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°Pia Tikka (2008) Enactive Cinema: Simulatorium EisensteinenseFor free text download (students & researchers) 

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