Order of Multitudes

Anna Ridler

Anna Ridler is a London-based artist and researcher who works with information and data. She holds an MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art and a BA in English Literature and Language from Oxford University. In her creative work, she creates her own handmade datasets through a process of classifying and selecting materials, to explore themes of data collection, storytelling, and technology. In this interview, Anna explains how datasets, both electronic and print, are material objects that require regular updates and maintenance. Despite our attempts to organize information through new crowd-sourced technological media, we still need to consider the effects of standardization and bias.