Technophobic Themes In Pre-1990 Computer Films

  title={Technophobic Themes In Pre-1990 Computer Films},
  author={Anton Karl Kozlovic},
  journal={Science as Culture},
  pages={341 - 373}
  • A. Kozlovic
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Art
  • Science as Culture
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