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In the shadow of the cell-phone

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In the shadow of the cell-phone. / Hansen, Lone Koefoed.

Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2009: after media: embodiment and context. ed. / Simon Penny. eScholarship, UC Press, 2009.

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Harvard

Hansen, LK 2009, In the shadow of the cell-phone. in S Penny (ed.), Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2009: after media: embodiment and context. eScholarship, UC Press, Irvine, Los Angeles, United States, 12/12/2009.

APA

Hansen, L. K. (2009). In the shadow of the cell-phone. In S. Penny (Ed.), Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2009: after media: embodiment and context eScholarship, UC Press.

CBE

Hansen LK. 2009. In the shadow of the cell-phone. Penny S, editor. In Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2009: after media: embodiment and context. eScholarship, UC Press.

MLA

Hansen, Lone Koefoed "In the shadow of the cell-phone". Penny, Simon (ed.). Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2009: after media: embodiment and context. eScholarship, UC Press. 2009.

Vancouver

Hansen LK. In the shadow of the cell-phone. In Penny S, editor, Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2009: after media: embodiment and context. eScholarship, UC Press. 2009

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Hansen, Lone Koefoed. / In the shadow of the cell-phone. Proceedings of the Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 2009: after media: embodiment and context. editor / Simon Penny. eScholarship, UC Press, 2009.

Bibtex

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