David McGillivray

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

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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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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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Archiving Digital Storytelling and Digital Learning

As lead on the Digital Commonwealth project I’m fortunate to be able to facilitate the coming together of some really creative and committed people in the field of community media, the third sector and those interested in the impact of the digital on the way we tell stories. To that end, over the course of the…

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Mega events and the territorialisation of urban space

This blog is cross posted from the Urban Studies Journal blog space I’ve just completed a short project with Dr Matt Frew to produce a vodcast accompanying an article just published in the Urban Studies Journal.  The article is concerned with ongoing research into the relationship between major sporting events (particularly mega events), urban space and…

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Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives

Call for Chapters Along with my colleagues, Professor Gayle McPherson and Dr Sandro Carnicelli from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) I have been approached by Routledge to submit a proposal for an edited collection on Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical Perspectives, emerging from the Digital Cultures stream at the 2014 Leisure Studies Association annual…

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Delivering a digital media project: achievements and learnings

As you’ll have heard me talk about before, I’m leading a large digital media project, Digital Commonwealth, and over the last few months with help from my project team I’ve moved from development to delivery mode. In this post I wanted to share some of the great work we’ve been able to achieve to date,…

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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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