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Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age

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Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age. / Light, Ann; Powell, Alison; Shklovski, Irina.

C&T '17 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. p. 270-279.

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Light, A, Powell, A & Shklovski, I 2017, Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age. in C&T '17 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 270-279. https://doi.org/10.1145/3083671.3083688

APA

Light, A., Powell, A., & Shklovski, I. (2017). Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age. In C&T '17 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (pp. 270-279). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3083671.3083688

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Light A, Powell A, Shklovski I. Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age. In C&T '17 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery. 2017. p. 270-279 https://doi.org/10.1145/3083671.3083688

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Light, Ann ; Powell, Alison ; Shklovski, Irina. / Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age. C&T '17 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery, 2017. pp. 270-279

Bibtex

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