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Microtemporalities : At The Time of Loading-in-progress. / Soon, Winnie.

ISEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. Hong Kong : ISEA, 2016. p. 209-215.

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Soon, W 2016, Microtemporalities: At The Time of Loading-in-progress. in ISEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA, Hong Kong, pp. 209-215, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Hong Kong, China, 16/05/2016. <https://isea2016.scm.cityu.edu.hk/openconf/modules/request.php?module=oc_program&action=view.php&id=249&type=4&a=>

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Soon W. 2016. Microtemporalities: At The Time of Loading-in-progress. In ISEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. Hong Kong: ISEA. pp. 209-215.

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Soon, Winnie "Microtemporalities: At The Time of Loading-in-progress". ISEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. Hong Kong: ISEA. 2016, 209-215.

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Soon W. Microtemporalities: At The Time of Loading-in-progress. In ISEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. Hong Kong: ISEA. 2016. p. 209-215

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Soon, Winnie. / Microtemporalities : At The Time of Loading-in-progress. ISEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art. Hong Kong : ISEA, 2016. pp. 209-215

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