David McGillivray

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


#media2012, Mega Events & New Media: Reflections from Aarhus

This week I had the pleasure of attending the Play the Game “Challenges for Football” conference at Aarhus University. Hosted by the Active Institute, I was invited to present a keynote on the theme of mega events and new media, with a particular …


Mega Events, New Media & Tsunami of Narratives

I’m presenting a paper on ‘Mega Events & New Media’ at the Play the Game: ‘Challenges for Football’ conference (http://bit.ly/k2xIAN) in Aarhus, Denmark on Tuesday and thought it was worth blogging about the discussions I’ve had with colleagues an…


Social media and the medical model

Last week, a UWS colleague, Jennifer Jones (@jennifermjones), and I delivered a social media ‘surgery’ at CCA Glasgow (@CCA_Glasgow) as part of the hugely successful UWSCreative student showcases held in this venue. At UWS we’re trying to think cr…