Dr Martin Gibbs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. Research interests - how people use a variety of interactive technologies (video games, community networks, mobile phones; etc) for convivial and sociable purposes in a variety of situations (intimate strong-tie relationships, local neighborhoods, work-based occupational communities, online computer games) - social dynamics of digital and board games - digital commemoration and the use of interactive technologies at end-of-life