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, has 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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Media in Scotland’s communities: some reflections

On Friday 22nd April I had the pleasure of co-hosting a great event titled Media in Scotland’s Communities alongside the Media Trust (through their Scottish outreach worker, Peter Murray). This event was ostensibly organised to celebrate the end of the Media Trust’s Do Something Brilliant project but it also provided me and my UWS colleague Jennifer Jones…

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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 …