I work in a number of different areas and media. Some are specialities with years of experience, others not.
I advise and represent clients, I teach, I write, I design, I create software, and for what it's worth I make art and music too. In my crazy universe, in one sense or another, these are all forms of communication.
Suffice it to say then, I am first and foremost a communicator, and communication is the common thread in my work.
Excerpt of a video filmed in March 2015 for the Sage Video series on Communication and Media Studies.
Visiting Lecturer in Online Journalism at City University London, where I have taught online journalism to students on the Master of Arts in International Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism since 2008. I was convenor of Online Journalism 2011-2014.
I have also recently spoken/taught at the Media Development Centre, Birzeit University (Ramallah, Palestine), Société Romande de Relations Publiques (Lausanne, Switzerland; given in French), Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University (Netherlands), London Design Festival (UK), School of Information and Library Sciences - Pratt Institute (New York, USA), Nottingham Trent University (UK) and Centre for Creative and Social Technology (CAST), Goldsmiths, University of London.
I am qualified to teach media law, online journalism, web video, critical theory of media and communications, data journalism, web development (client and server) and related areas.
Founder and director of VSC Creative, a creative communications agency.
Co-founder of Smartest, a web standards-based content-management system for design-critical projects.
I am interested in where the legal meets the digital - everything from criminal law to defamation law to intellectual property and notions of ownership.
Law, like technology, is a category of tools, and best understood as a reflection of its creators, rather than simply in terms of what it is designed to achieve.
Created Smartest - a fully featured web publishing system - from the ground up, as well as Quince 2 - a rapid development architecture on which it is built. Smartest was released open source in 2009 under the GNU Public License and is used all over the world. It is currently pending a re-release in 2015.
Preparing a number of forthcoming iOS projects that blur the line between technology and art; code and culture.
Sometimes I apply for research funding in order to explore important questions.
For my sins, I am also writing a critical theory book on the political reality of "social media". Watch this space.
As of January 2015, I have just signed a deal to co-write a textbook for Sage Publications on Social Media, in collaboration with an esteemed colleague. Watch this space too.
Once upon a time, at least. Received a BA in Linguistics from School of Cognitive Science, Hampshire College in 2005. My senior thesis was on the verbal aspect of future progressivity in Brazilian Portuguese.
I speak Brazilian Portuguese (fluent), French (pretty good) and Spanish (good enough to explain vegetarianism or find the nearest beach).
I was named after a certain prominent electric bass player hailing from Queens, NY.
I studied contemporary improvised music with Yusef Lateef and Mark Dresser and subscribe to Anthony Jackson's philosophy of treating the instrument as a lower-pitched member of the guitar family, although I do not normally use six strings.
“Marcus Gilroy-Ware is a virtuoso electric bass player” --Mark Dresser, 2002
Member and communications officer for the Labour Party in the ward of Stroud Green, London.
I am also a coordinator and contact point for the estate of my late grandmother, Dr. Beryl Gilroy, who was a novelist and well-known educator.