David McGillivray

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


#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 …


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…


#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 …