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Data Ethnographies 5 : Broken Data

Pink, Sarah; Ruckenstein, Minna; Willim, Robert LU ; Ardevol, Elisenda; Berg, Martin; Duque, Melisa; Fors, Vaike; Lanzeni, Debora; Lapenta, Francesco and Lupton, Deborah (2016) In Data Ethnographies
Abstract
In a world where predictive big data analytics and data driven policy and design are increasingly prevalent, the concept of broken data seeks to interrogate and disrupt the possibilities associated with these trends. Concepts of breakage, damage and repair, and recent literatures about ‘broken world’ type theories, offer us an alternative starting point: what are the implications of putting these concepts at the centre of our understanding of digital data and its futures? By whom and where does data explicitly and more invisibly manifest itself as broken, incomplete and damaged? How is it repaired?
What might an agenda for broken data research look like? And why might we need one?
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  abstract     = {In a world where predictive big data analytics and data driven policy and design are increasingly prevalent, the concept of broken data seeks to interrogate and disrupt the possibilities associated with these trends. Concepts of breakage, damage and repair, and recent literatures about ‘broken world’ type theories, offer us an alternative starting point: what are the implications of putting these concepts at the centre of our understanding of digital data and its futures? By whom and where does data explicitly and more invisibly manifest itself as broken, incomplete and damaged? How is it repaired?<br/>What might an agenda for broken data research look like? And why might we need one?},
  author       = {Pink, Sarah and Ruckenstein, Minna and Willim, Robert and Ardevol, Elisenda and Berg, Martin and Duque, Melisa and Fors, Vaike and Lanzeni, Debora and Lapenta, Francesco and Lupton, Deborah},
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  title        = {Data Ethnographies 5 : Broken Data},
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