media, communication and digital cultures

Media, communication and digital cultures

This theme includes:

  • praxis of curation
  • digital and social media research
  • creative digital citizenship
  • digital inclusion
  • disruptive digital platforms 

We have key staff with expertise in digital media, curatorial practice, events and communications. We have previous research commissions from Renfrewshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council and the Big Lottery. This area of work will utilise the expertise of our staff in examining affordances of digital and social media in enabling (and constraining) participation in civic life. Professor McGillivray led the Digital Commonwealth project and along with Professor McPherson and Dr Frew, has experience of digital storytelling, digital citizenship and tackling digital poverty. Professor Kosmala has experience of showcasing and exhibiting. A PhD studentship in culture, media and the transformation of place impressions, working closely with Renfrewshire Council, will be conducted through this theme.

Blogs on this this theme:

Digital Inequality & Positive Interventions; Ongoing Research into Provision of Meaningful Support

Currently in my second year as a PhD student at CCSE, I’m now working with the Simon Community Scotland in Glasgow as part of a participatory action research project reflecting on how digital exclusion impacts on people experiencing homelessness and how organisations...

The Future Paisley Podcast

Instagram Live, Zoom quiz nights, podcasts, at home workouts. In the last few months these forms of connections have skyrocketed into the public consciousness with everyone and their granny (literality) logging on to connect with the world. It makes sense, now more...

Invisible Threads

German philosopher and cultural critic Fredrich Nietzsche once said “invisible threads are the strongest ties”. As well as being reminiscent of Paisley’s very own Sma Shot, there is the undeniable truth that the invisible threads Nietzsche refers to are what binds our...

Research profile- Dr Alison McCandlish

Dr Alison McCandlish is a Lead researcher at the Centre for Culture, Sport and Events, this post offers a short insight into her work and is part of a series of research profiles on key staff and associates at the Centre. Alison is a practitioner-researcher, with an...

Soundings, One Month in: Leading and Learning during Lock Down at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL)

March 16th 2020 was my own Covid-19 watershed. I started the day at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. I was speaking about GWL and our work with legendary feminist artist Linder; the audience had seemed marginally depleted, there was nervous laughter as the mic was passed...

Research profile- CCSE PhD students

Three PhD students aligned to the Centre for Culture Sport and Events are undertaking research which is linked to the collaborative aims of the University of the West of Scotland and Renfrewshire Council. This post offers a short insight into their work, and is the...

21st Century Researcher Skills- Twitter Conferences

Many of us use social media to communicate with other likeminded academics and practitioners, and attending conferences and giving presentations is a key part of what we do, but what happens when you combine the two? A Twitter Conference! As an early career researcher...

SoMe Companies: Can’t Beat Them, Won’t Join Them – Now What?

Amid rising unpopularity politicians and opinionaters increasingly seem determined to beat big media companies with a stick. But maybe there is a different way? A few words on the Internet Commission I think it’s fair to say that the subject of my research is pretty...

Third Sector Chief Exec-ing during Covid-19

Seven weeks in… These are my reflections on working as a third sector / civil society Chief Executive during these bizarre, unsettled and challenging times. The last few weeks have been inspiring and stressful in equal measure. I wanted to try to capture and publish...

The Pandemic and the PhD

When I started my PhD just a little over a year ago, I made a mental list of all of the things that might happen over the next three years, and all of the challenges I might face. That life happens around and throughout your PhD journey is something that all...