David McGillivray

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


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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#CitizenRelay, @UWSInteractive and students as producers

It’s been quite a few weeks since I last posted about something I’d provisionally called CitizenRelay. Time for an update. This project, funded by our partners at Creative Scotland, is now into the detailed planning stage and with that come the st…


Hello 2012: CitizenRelay goes live

Having posted two articles towards the end of 2011, it’s been a rather slow start to 2012. Anyway, that’s all past now and there’s a lot to look forward to this year, especially with the Olympic Games circus arriving in London in the summer. I’ve …


2011 – Year of the ‘Social’ (Strategy)

I thought I’d sign off 2011 with a short post reviewing the way that I have been immersed in the debates and discussions about the ‘social’ over the last year since making the move to the University of the West of Scotland. The last 12 months repr…


Mixed Reality at Mega Events: Bringing The Games to You?

Just in time. As we near the end of 2011, I was asked to submit an article to the online journal Culture@the Olympics, edited by Professor Andy Miah and Dr Beatriz Garcia. In the past, several prominent academic colleagues have advised never to sa…


Literary Festivals: Exclusive Enclaves or Inclusive Innovators?

This post originates from roundtable event I was invited to participate in today, hosted at Queen Margaret University by David Finkelstein of QMU (http://www.qmu.ac.uk/mcpa/staffdavidfinkelstein.htm) and Claire Squires of the University of Stirlin…


Major events and fan experiences: Bringing the Games to you?

Along with an ex-colleague, Matt Frew (aka @graffiticloud, http://bit.ly/q19pDr), I’ve been interested in the increasingly influential experiential element of major sports events (though not exclusively sport-focused). When we first looked at the …

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