David McGillivray

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


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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The ‘Live’ Olympics: The urban form as a venue

It’s been a few weeks now since the Olympics ended with a less than impressive live event which still garnered huge public interest on a global level. During the Olympics (some thoughts on the Paralympics later), along with Matt Frew and Jennifer …


Forming a Community Media Community

On Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to participate in a round table discussion hosted by BIG Scotland (http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/scotland) about the future of community media in Scotland. BIG Scotland supports a variety of small p…


#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 …


2011 – Year of the ‘Social’ (Strategy)

I thought I’d sign off 2011 with a short post reviewing the way that I have been immersed in the debates and discussions about the ‘social’ over the last year since making the move to the University of the West of Scotland. The last 12 months repr…


Harnessing the power: Social Media in HE and beyond

Having participated in a few ‘events’ relating to social media over the last week or so, I thought it necessary to blog about the status of social media use in HE and how we can learn from what is happening outside of the ivory towers that we (app…

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