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From Soft Sculpture to Soft Robotics: Retracing a Physical Aesthetics of Bio-Morphic Softness

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From Soft Sculpture to Soft Robotics: Retracing a Physical Aesthetics of Bio-Morphic Softness. / Jørgensen, Jonas.

2017. Abstract from RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference for
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Krems / Vienna, Austria.

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Jørgensen, J 2017, 'From Soft Sculpture to Soft Robotics: Retracing a Physical Aesthetics of Bio-Morphic Softness', RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference for
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Krems / Vienna, Austria, 23/11/2017 - 25/11/2017. <http://pl02.donau-uni.ac.at/jspui/handle/10002/877>

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Jørgensen, J. (2017). From Soft Sculpture to Soft Robotics: Retracing a Physical Aesthetics of Bio-Morphic Softness. Abstract from RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference for
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Krems / Vienna, Austria. http://pl02.donau-uni.ac.at/jspui/handle/10002/877

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Jørgensen J. From Soft Sculpture to Soft Robotics: Retracing a Physical Aesthetics of Bio-Morphic Softness. 2017. Abstract from RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference for
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Krems / Vienna, Austria.

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Jørgensen, Jonas. / From Soft Sculpture to Soft Robotics: Retracing a Physical Aesthetics of Bio-Morphic Softness. Abstract from RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference for
Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Krems / Vienna, Austria.

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