Destituting the interface: beyond affordance and determination

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Destituting the interface : beyond affordance and determination. / Andreasen, Torsten Arni Caleb.

In: Media Theory, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, p. 103-126.

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Andreasen, TAC 2019, 'Destituting the interface: beyond affordance and determination', Media Theory, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 103-126.

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Andreasen, T. A. C. (2019). Destituting the interface: beyond affordance and determination. Media Theory, 3(1), 103-126.

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Andreasen TAC. Destituting the interface: beyond affordance and determination. Media Theory. 2019;3(1):103-126.

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Andreasen, Torsten Arni Caleb. / Destituting the interface : beyond affordance and determination. In: Media Theory. 2019 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 103-126.

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