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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Platform politics: sport events and the affordances of digital and social media

Over the least few years I’ve been exploring the growing role of digital and social media in the mediatisation of major sporting events. I’ve published a number of articles related to this thread of work, including The Olympic Torch Relay: Activating citizen-consumer discourses (2013) Digital cultures, acceleration and mega sporting event narratives (2013), and Young people, digital media…

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The Digital Commonwealth goes live

It’s been a few months in the making and involved a great deal of sweat (and tears) but I’m now in the position to talk about the Digital Commonwealth project that I’ve been successful in being funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  It’s a big grant and that carries with it great responsibility to ensure…

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Taking research and teaching outside the classroom

Last week I’ve had the pleasure of spending two days at Birmingham City University’s School of Media. participating in two excellent events that provide an illustration of the value of sustainable collaborative work crossing institutional boundaries. The first event was a research seminar for the School’s Centre for Media and Cultural Research. Along with my…

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Forming a Community Media Community

On Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to participate in a round table discussion hosted by BIG Scotland (http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/scotland) about the future of community media in Scotland. BIG Scotland supports a variety of small p…

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Organic Communities: Reflections on #citizenrelay

I’m going to spend a little time talking about a project that you’ve heard me talking about before – our #media2012 in Scotland project #citizenrelay. The project is funded by Creative Scotland and carries with it a series of ‘deliverables’ (a phr…

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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…