CFP Jul 2, 2014

Yearbook of Moving Image Studies

Deadline: Dec 31, 2014

Lars C. Grabbe

First Issue Call for Articles

Yearbook of Moving Image Studies: "Cyborgian Images: The moving image
between apparatus and body"

Deadline for Articles: December 31, 2014

The double-blind peer-reviewed Yearbook of Moving Image Studies (YoMIS)
is now accepting articles from scientists, scholars, artists and film
makers for the first issue entitled "Cyborgian Images: The moving image
between apparatus and body". YoMIS will be enriched by disciplines like
media and film studies, image science, (film) philosophy, art history,
game studies and other research areas related to the moving image in

Modern perspectives on the structure of moving images exemplify a
complex multimodal mechanism that interacts in specific ways with the
recipient and various levels of the perception of images. In this case
neither moving images nor the subjective reception are passive
processes. Movement, time, space and different modalities interact with
senses, memories and anticipation and create a complex hybrid structure
of medium, recipient and sensory stimulus processing. This refers to the
fact, that on the one hand the technological structure of displays and
interfaces are relevant, and that on the other hand the role of the
lived-body and mind is crucial for an understanding of the effects of
the moving images. It is the interaction between the image, the
dispositive and the recipient which brings the pictures to life and
unfolds its meaning in diverse dimensions. This remarks become obvious
when looking at the recent evolution in media technologies. New displays
and interfaces like the Cinemizer (Zeiss), Oculus Rift (OculusVR) or
Kinect (Microsoft) promote the progressive embodiment of the recipient
or user by the medium, and, in doing so, they force the amalgamation of
the subject of perception with the moving image. Therefore "Cyborgian
Images" addresses the broad field of the relationship between the
technological dimension of the medium, its aesthetic and structural
impact on the representational status of the moving image and the effect
on the bodily level of the recipient, including affective and somatic

Contributions should be 5000 to 8000 words in length. Please send your
abstract, biographical informations, contact details and your article to
Dr. Lars C. Grabbe and Prof. Dr. Patrick Rupert-Kruse via:

The official deadline for articles is the December 31, 2014. If you are
interested in contributing an article you will find a style sheet
online: If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact the managing editors via mail.

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