Name, first nameAmoros Silva, NanauiYear of birth1988UniversityHEADField of Interest / research fieldInteraction / Game / Media DesignTitle of projectAsynchronous Text Messages as a new form of gift-givingAbstractMarcel Mauss defines the exchange of gifts as a total practice that ritualizes our relationships. We can extend that definition to asynchronous text messages (particularly short ones as SMS, IM, tweets, etc.) because they are gifts that call for counter-gifts. Not submitting oneself to that unspoken rule can be taken as a fault. Interaction and interface design can be improved to help users create a more meaningful experience in these exchanges and protect them from loosing “face” (cf. Goffman).TutorsNicolas Nova