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Broken data: Conceptualising data in an emerging world
Big Data & Society
In this article, we introduce and demonstrate the concept-metaphor of broken data. In doing so, we advance critical discussions of digital data by accounting for how data might be in processes of decay, making, repair, re-making and growth, which are inextricable from the ongoing forms of creativity that stem from everyday contingencies and improvisatory human activity. We build and demonstrate our argument through three examples drawn from mundane everyday activity: the incompleteness,doi:10.1177/2053951717753228 fatcat:v7zesaso55eohbtegm5kkn25h4