David McGillivray

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

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Mobile Methods for Researching Bodies in Motion

I was delighted recently to be invited to present at the inaugural seminar of a really innovative seminar series designed and led by Dr Andrea Bundon from the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology. The series, Mobile Methods for Researching Bodies in Motion was designed by those: interested in exploring the use of digital and…

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Media in Scotland’s communities: some reflections

On Friday 22nd April I had the pleasure of co-hosting a great event titled Media in Scotland’s Communities alongside the Media Trust (through their Scottish outreach worker, Peter Murray). This event was ostensibly organised to celebrate the end of the Media Trust’s Do Something Brilliant project but it also provided me and my UWS colleague Jennifer Jones…

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(Digital) practice, research and citizenship

As regular readers of this blog will know I’ve been leading a large practice/research project for the last two years. Titled Digital Commonwealth, it’s really taken me out of my academic comfort zone, exposing my abstract, theoretically-informed understandings of citizen journalism, digital citizenship, digital media, participatory cultures and community development to real people experiencing real…

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Archiving Digital Storytelling and Digital Learning

As lead on the Digital Commonwealth project I’m fortunate to be able to facilitate the coming together of some really creative and committed people in the field of community media, the third sector and those interested in the impact of the digital on the way we tell stories. To that end, over the course of the…

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A look back at 2014 and a look forward to 2015

Since I last blogged just before the turn of the year a lot has happened. In this post, I look back at the end of 2014 and forward to some exciting research projects coming up in 2015. Practice-Research  Firstly, along with colleagues at Gray’s School of Art and Glasgow School of Art, we finally completed…

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Post-Games lethargy and questions of legacy

It’s nearly the end of September 2014 and its been two months since the final curtain came down on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. As regular readers of this blog will attest, I’ve  been banging on about the Commonwealth Games for a couple of years now, primarily through two research projects I’m heavily involved in…

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Creative collectives, cultural policy and the Commonwealth Games

The early part of 2014 has been a busy one in my professional life. Securing interesting research and practice-focused projects is always rewarding and is what gets me out of bed in the morning but it also creates other dilemmas related to scheduling, prioritisation and focus. In this post I want to summarise some of…

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