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Turning Philosophy with a Speculative Lathe: Object Oriented Ontology, Carpentry, and Design Fiction

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Turning Philosophy with a Speculative Lathe : Object Oriented Ontology, Carpentry, and Design Fiction. / Lindley, Joseph Galen; Coulton, Paul; Akmal, Haider.

Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2018. ed. / Cristiano Storni; Keelin Leahy; Muireanne McMahon; Peter Lloyd; Erik Bohemia. Vol. 1 Limerick : Design Research Society, 2018. p. 229-243 (Design Research Society Conference Proceedings 2018; Vol. 1).

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Lindley, JG, Coulton, P & Akmal, H 2018, Turning Philosophy with a Speculative Lathe: Object Oriented Ontology, Carpentry, and Design Fiction. in C Storni, K Leahy, M McMahon, P Lloyd & E Bohemia (eds), Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2018. vol. 1, Design Research Society Conference Proceedings 2018, vol. 1, Design Research Society, Limerick, pp. 229-243, Design Research Society Conference 2018, Limerick, Ireland, 25/06/18. https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2018.327

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Lindley, J. G., Coulton, P., & Akmal, H. (2018). Turning Philosophy with a Speculative Lathe: Object Oriented Ontology, Carpentry, and Design Fiction. In C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Eds.), Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2018 (Vol. 1, pp. 229-243). (Design Research Society Conference Proceedings 2018; Vol. 1). Limerick: Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2018.327

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Lindley JG, Coulton P, Akmal H. Turning Philosophy with a Speculative Lathe: Object Oriented Ontology, Carpentry, and Design Fiction. In Storni C, Leahy K, McMahon M, Lloyd P, Bohemia E, editors, Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2018. Vol. 1. Limerick: Design Research Society. 2018. p. 229-243. (Design Research Society Conference Proceedings 2018). https://doi.org/10.21606/dma.2018.327

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Lindley, Joseph Galen ; Coulton, Paul ; Akmal, Haider. / Turning Philosophy with a Speculative Lathe : Object Oriented Ontology, Carpentry, and Design Fiction. Proceedings of the Design Research Society Conference 2018. editor / Cristiano Storni ; Keelin Leahy ; Muireanne McMahon ; Peter Lloyd ; Erik Bohemia. Vol. 1 Limerick : Design Research Society, 2018. pp. 229-243 (Design Research Society Conference Proceedings 2018).

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