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Crucible Studio hosting SCSMI2017 in Helsinki and Midnight Sun Film Festival

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) in association with the University of Helsinki (Prof. Henry Bacon) is happy to invite you to the SCSMI2017 conference in Helsinki (June 11–14).

Call for Papers SCSMI2017 now open. Deadline December 4, 2016,

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.

We are looking forward to receiving papers that foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between moving image theorists, historians, critics, and philosophers, and scientifically-oriented researchers working on moving-image media.

Proposals to be submitted via easychair only.
SCSMI2017 abstract submission and information

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scsmi2017

Helsinki Finland

SCSMI2017 in Helsinki:

Helsinki is easy to reach by air from anywhere in the world. There is a number of Capital City attractions; a range of accommodation options (prices ranging from B&B; hostels to hotels; for instance, check this self-service hotel). You should also visit the national audiovisual institute for your research purposes. There are also great possibilities for travelling even further : visa-free one-to-two-day trips to St. Petersburg, Russia (train 4 hours, see http://www.vr.fi) or easy trip to the city of Tallinn, Estonia (fast ferry 1,30 minutes).

Special features: 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. The festival takes place 15–18 June 2017. This is a special section of the SCSMI2017, in which everyone whose schedule allows should participate.

MSFF

Knowing how many of the SCSMI members are interested will allow us to reserve accommodations for everyone. This is important as the festival is very popular. Thus, if you have not done this yet, please reply to this quick doodle poll so that we can get an idea of how many of you are interested in participating in the Midnight Sun Film Festival.

The Midnight Sun Film Festival provides the unique possibility of viewing films round the clock (!) in a small exotic town, crowded with enthusiastic festival guests, cinephiles, and celebrated international filmmakers. The inspiring Nordic landscape, hiking in the nature and local culture together with the midnight sun add to the attraction of the event. Explore the webpages and you will understand why the festival is so fascinating
To travel to the film festival we will take a night train or a 45 min flight from Helsinki to the city of Rovaniemi. From Rovaniemi there is a 1,5 hour bus transportation to the festival town Sodankylä.

With 30 years of wonderful festival history, the accommodation and services are well organized. The SCSMI participants are advised to book their travel and accommodation at the MFF as early as possible for best offers.

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

More details follow soon.

Contact: SCSMI2017@aalto.fi 

Conference webpage SCSMI2017.aalto.fi (to be available soon)

 

Pia Tikka

Conference host at ARTS

SCSMI Conference June 11-14, 2017

Aalto University

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Helsinki, Finland

 

Call for Papers SCSMI2017 HELSINKI

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

SCSMI2017 HELSINKI

Call for Papers
SCSMI Conference
June 11-14, 2017
Aalto University
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Helsinki, Finland
SCSMI2017@aalto.fi

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The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held June 11th – 14th, 2017 at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

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. Proposals should facilitate the society’s mission: to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between moving image theorists, historians, critics, and philosophers, and scientifically-oriented researchers working on moving-image media.

Guidelines for Submissions
A proposal may be for a long-paper presentation, a short-paper presentation, or a poster/demonstration. Select one of the formats you believe will be suitable for your paper.

Long-Paper Presentation
A 50-minute session divided between a 25-minute presentation and a 25-minute Q&A. This format is reserved for well-developed projects that present conceptually complicated ideas or extensive research data.

Short-Paper Presentation
A 25-minute session divided between a presentation of 15 minutes or less with the residual time used for discussion. This format is suitable for works in progress or research that may be presented more succinctly.

Poster Presentation or Demonstration
Any form of research display or demonstration. Posters may present empirical research, scholarship with a single question or thesis, short movies, essay films, or interactive installations. Presenters will display and discuss their research during a 90-minute plenary session.

Proposals must be submitted and will be accepted via easychair only. Do not email it to us. The submission Web page for SCSMI2017 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scsmi2017

The deadline for proposals is midnight December 4, 2016. Late proposals or those that do not fulfill the technical requirements stated below will not be considered.
The content of your presentation should not have been presented elsewhere in an identical form.

Proposals will be selected based on merit, according to the following criteria.
Please address each one in your proposal:
• The appropriateness of the topic to the interests of SCSMI
• The conceptual clarity and intellectual rigor of the project
• The project’s contribution to current understanding
• The carefulness and thoroughness of the proposal

Note that SCSMI2017 conference committee may assign you a presentation format different than the one you have selected in your submission form.

Presenters at SCSMI conferences must be current members of the Society. Nonmembers are free to submit a proposal but, if accepted, they have until March 1st, 2017 to join SCSMI, otherwise acceptance will be withdrawn.

For more information about SCSMI, to join, or to learn more about membership costs and privileges, visit http://scsmionline.org/.

Proposals must be submitted via easychair only.The submission Web page for SCSMI2017 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=scsmi2017

Any questions regarding the submission, send an email to SCSMI2017@aalto.fi