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Richard Banks and Abigail Sellen, “Shoebox: Mixing Storage and Display of Digital Images in the Home”, Microsoft Research, Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI’09), Cambridge, UK, Feb 16-18 2009,

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