Silent Film & Cognitive Science

Wharton Studio history at SCSMI Conference

On June 4, 2016, WSM’s Executive Director Diana Riesman was invited by Cornell’s Department of Cognitive Science to present a talk with images and film clips about the Wharton Studio at the closing dinner for the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image conference held at Cornell.  WSM is grateful to the Cog Sci Department – especially Julie Simmons-Lynch and Dr. James Cutting – for the invitation and wonderful opportunity.  The conference attendees — 85 academics from all over the world in the fields of psychology and film studies – were a welcoming and enthusiastic group.  Honored to be included along with historian and writer Barbara Tepa Lupack who spoke about race film making.  It was a swell night!

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