David McGillivray

Professor, interested in events, culture, digital participation & sport.


#media2012, Amplification and Animation

On Wednesday I attended a regional meeting of an emerging network called #media2012 (http://www.media2012.org.uk/) in Bristol. You’ll have seen me blogging about it in the past but as a reminder, #media2012 is a citizen media network which is conc…


Reflections on Rheingold and Social Media Classroom

Yesterday, I attended a conference at Ravensbourne’s breathtaking new campus next to the O2 arena in London. The conference was advertised as being about social media for learning and teaching – a subject you will know is flavour of the month for …


Assessing cultural value

In my role as Reader in Events and Culture at the University of the West of Scotland I have been trying to reach out beyond the confines of the institution to connect with a series of events and cultural organisations working on the premise that w…


The New Media Academic

Coming across an article in the Times Higher this week titled ‘Inside Higher Ed: An open, digital professoriat’ got me thinking about the role of the academic researcher, and educator, in these times and how this might impact on my own institution…


CulturEuro seminars (Spring/Summer)

GET THE INSIDE INFO ON EU FUNDS FOR ARTS & CULTUREDear colleague,The dates for the Spring / Summer round of CulturEuro seminars have now been announced – they are listed below, and on www.cultureuro.info.Early bird offer: ?20 discount if booked by…


Co-ordinating engagement

I was intrigued yesterday in reading of an invitation for interested candidates for an ‘Engagement Co-ordinator’ secondment for Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games. My first thoughts when reading the advertisements were along the lines of ‘there’d n…