Associate Professor Martin Gibbs

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 09.28
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Sociology of Recreational and Domestic Uses of Information Technology

Personal webpage

http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/martinrg

Biography

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

Recent publications

  1. Mavoa J, Carter M, Gibbs M. Children and Minecraft: A survey of children's digital play. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY. Sage Publications. 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1177/1461444817745320
  2. Rogerson M, Gibbs M, Smith M. Cooperating to compete: The mutuality of cooperation and competition in boardgame play. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2018-April. DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173767
  3. Rogerson M, Gibbs M. Finding Time for Tabletop: Board Game Play and Parenting. GAMES AND CULTURE. Sage Publications. 2018, Vol. 13, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1177/1555412016656324
  4. Van Ryn L, Meese J, Arnold M, Nansen B, Gibbs M, Kohn T. Managing the consumption of death and digital media: The funeral director as market intermediary. Death Studies. Routledge. 2018. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1522387
  5. Kohn T, Arnold M, Gibbs M, Meese J, Nansen B. The social life of the dead and the leisured life of the living online. Leisure and Death: An Anthropological Tour of Risk, Death, and Dying. 2018. DOI: 10.5876/9781607327295.c010
  6. Harewood Gould H, Kohn T, Gibbs M. Uploading the ancestors: Experiments with digital Buddhist altars in contemporary Japan. Death Studies. Routledge. 2018. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1544948
  7. Allison F, Carter M, Gibbs M. Word Play: A History of Voice Interaction in Digital Games. Games and Culture. Sage Publications. 2018, Vol. First online. DOI: 10.1177/1555412017746305
  8. Mavoa J, Carter M, Gibbs M. Beyond Addiction: Positive and Negative Parent Perceptions of Minecraft Play. Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2017. DOI: 10.1145/3116595.3116638
  9. Mavoa J, Gibbs M, Carter M. Constructing the young child media user in Australia: a discourse analysis of Facebook comments. JOURNAL OF CHILDREN AND MEDIA. Routledge. 2017, Vol. 11, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2017.1308400
  10. Arnold M, Gibbs M, Kohn T, Meese J, Nansen B. Death and digital media. Death and Digital Media. 2017. DOI: 10.4324/9781315688749
  11. Nansen B, Van Der Nagel E, Kohn T, Arnold M, Gibbs M. Death and the Internet: Consumer issues for planning and managing digital legacies (2nd edition). Death and the Internet: Consumer issues for planning and managing digital legacies (2nd edition). Australian Communications Consumer Action Network. 2017.
  12. Muller FF, Gibbs M, Vetere F, Edge D. Designing for Bodily Interplay in Social Exertion Games. ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-HUMAN INTERACTION. Association for Computing Machinery. 2017, Vol. 24, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1145/3064938
  13. Rogerson M, Gibbs M, Smith M. Exploring the Digital Hinterlands: Internet Practices Surrounding the Pursuit of "Offline" Hobbies. 18th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Association of Internet Researchers. 2017.
  14. Van Ryn L, Kohn T, Nansen B, Arnold M, Gibbs M. RESEARCHING DEATH ONLINE. ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO DIGITAL ETHNOGRAPHY. Routledge. 2017. Editors: Hjorth L, Horst H, Galloway A, Bell G.
  15. Nansen B, Kohn T, Arnold M, Van Ryn L, Gibbs M. Social Media in the Funeral Industry: On the Digitization of Grief. JOURNAL OF BROADCASTING & ELECTRONIC MEDIA. Routledge. 2017, Vol. 61, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2016.1273925

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