David McGillivray

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

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Digital Leisure Cultures: Transformations, Tribulations and Creative Resistance

I was delighted to be invited to deliver a keynote talk at the annual OcioGune conference organised by the Institute of Leisure Studies at the University of Deusto, Bilbao. This year the topic was “Leisure and the new technological ecosystems”. I delivered a talk and some ‘picture’ slides which are accessible below: I firstly discussed…

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Tackling Digital Exclusion: The Latest Evidence

At the end of last month I had the pleasure of presenting research results on the theme of Tackling Digital Inclusion: The Latest Evidence at the SCVO’s event in Edinburgh. This storify, created by SCVO, summarises the event, and the research that underpinned it better than I could. Digital skills are such a hot topic…

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Interdisciplinarity and the PhD process

Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to contribute to a fantastic vlog (video blogs!) series hosted by┬áTara Brabazon, Dean of Graduate Research and Professor of Cultural Studies at Flinders University. She invited me to talk about the possibilities and pitfalls of interdisciplinary research and the results of this discussion are available to watch…

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Academic blogging: Inspirations, Insights and Impacts

Along with colleagues in my School (especially our best PhD students) I organised an event recently promoting the value of academic blogging as an important feature of academic practice. Below is the storify I produced following the event, which contain rich content for anyone wanting to start blogging. Enjoy! [View the story “#UWS blogging: Inspirations,…

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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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Impact and Effect: Contested Cultural Values

It’s taken me a few days to blog about a Research and Knowledge Exchange event I attended last week at Creative Scotland’s swanky Waverley Gate premises in Edinburgh. The title of the event was research and knowledge exchange in the Creative Indus…