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Tending a virtual garden: exploring connectivity between cities

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Tending a virtual garden : exploring connectivity between cities. / Pakanen, Minna; Polli, Anna Maria; Lee, Stella et al.

UbiComp Adjunct '13. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013. p. 761-764.

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Pakanen, M, Polli, AM, Lee, S, Lindley, J & Goncalves, J 2013, Tending a virtual garden: exploring connectivity between cities. in UbiComp Adjunct '13. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 761-764. https://doi.org/10.1145/2494091.2496004

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Pakanen, M., Polli, A. M., Lee, S., Lindley, J., & Goncalves, J. (2013). Tending a virtual garden: exploring connectivity between cities. In UbiComp Adjunct '13 (pp. 761-764). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2494091.2496004

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Pakanen M, Polli AM, Lee S, Lindley J, Goncalves J. Tending a virtual garden: exploring connectivity between cities. In UbiComp Adjunct '13. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2013. p. 761-764 doi: 10.1145/2494091.2496004

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Pakanen, Minna ; Polli, Anna Maria ; Lee, Stella et al. / Tending a virtual garden : exploring connectivity between cities. UbiComp Adjunct '13. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2013. pp. 761-764

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