Dr. David Gauntlett is Canada Research Chair in Creativity at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, where he leads the Creativity Everything lab. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (external link, opens in new window) (2007), Making Media Studies (external link, opens in new window) (2015), and Making is Connecting (external link, opens in new window) (2011, second edition 2018). He has made a number of popular online resources, videos and playthings, and has pioneered creative research and workshop methods. He has worked with a number of the world’s leading creative organisations, including the BBC, the British Library, and Tate. For 12 years he has worked with LEGO and the LEGO Foundation on innovation in creativity, play and learning.
Website at www.davidgauntlett.com (external link, opens in new window) includes extensive resources, blog and videos.
|Communications Studies, University of Leeds (Leeds, UK)||Ph.D|
|Sociology and Women’s Studies, Lancaster University (Lancaster, UK)||MA|
|Sociology (first class), University of York (Heslington, UK)||BA (Hons)|
Cultures of Making
Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (external link, opens in new window) (Polity, 2011).
— Korean translation published by Samcheolli Publishing, Seoul (2011).
— Italian translation (La società dei makers) published by Marsilio, Rome (2013).
Moving Experiences, Second edition: Media effects and beyond (John Libbey, 2005).
Web.Studies, Second edition (Arnold and Oxford University Press, 2004).
Media, Gender and Identity: An Introduction (Routledge, 2002).
Web.Studies: Rewiring Media Studies For The Digital Age (Arnold and Oxford University Press, 2000).
— Chinese translation published in the series ‘Western Journalism and Communications Classics’ by Xinhua Publishing (2003).
TV Living: Television, Culture and Everyday Life (Routledge, 1999). Written with Annette Hill.
Video Critical: Children, The Environment and Media Power (John Libbey, 1997).
Moving Experiences: Understanding Television’s Influences and Effects (John Libbey, 1995).