The Future Looms: Weaving Women and Cybernetics

@article{Plant1995TheFL,
  title={The Future Looms: Weaving Women and Cybernetics},
  author={Sadie Plant},
  journal={Body \& Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={1},
  pages={45 - 64}
}
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