David McGillivray

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

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Digital Leisure Cultures: Now published!

It’s taken two years of blood, sweat and tears, but I’m delighted that the book Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives that I’ve co-edited with my colleagues, Gayle McPherson and Sandro Carnicelli,┬áhas finally been published by Routledge. This text emerged out of the extremely successful Leisure Studies Association annual conference held at University of the West…

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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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#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 …