David McGillivray

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

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Always on (them): Digital and Social Media Use in Education

Extending my recent research and practice around the affordances of digital culture, I’m hosting an event on the 16th June at University of the West of Scotland focused on the school setting and the transformations being brought about in traditional approaches to learning enabled (and constrained) by digital tools and practices. Powered by Eventbrite  

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The affordances of digital technologies in children’s lives

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a really interesting seminar titled, Children and Digital Technology, one of three events being hosted by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) Digital Families across the Lifecourse. How technology mediates relationships within families and impacts on experiences of childhood (and what that now means) was…

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New (academic) year, new research output

For most people September is nearer the end as opposed to the start of the year but in academia this is the period when new students arrive and continuing students return. So, for us academics, it’s a good time to have completed research articles penned during the summer and to attend that one last conference before…

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Mega events and the territorialisation of urban space

This blog is cross posted from the Urban Studies Journal blog space I’ve just completed a short project with Dr Matt Frew to produce a vodcast accompanying an article just published in the Urban Studies Journal.  The article is concerned with ongoing research into the relationship between major sporting events (particularly mega events), urban space and…

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Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives

Call for Chapters Along with my colleagues, Professor Gayle McPherson and Dr Sandro Carnicelli from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) I have been approached by Routledge to submit a proposal for an edited collection on Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives, emerging from the Digital Cultures stream at the 2014 Leisure Studies Association annual…

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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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Collective futures: The Discovery Phase

I’ve just spent two enjoyable days in Shetland working on a case study as part of a collaborative project I’m working on with colleagues from Glasgow School of Art and Gray’s School of Art. The project is titled Collective Futures and focuses on the role of designer/maker collectives within the creative and cultural sector. It…

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