Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher based in London with an interest in quantification and its relation to the natural world. With an MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art, London (2017), she works with large collections of data to create new visual narratives and investigate how technology helps us better understand the world. Works like her 2018 piece ‘Myriad (Tulips)’, exhibited in London, Shanghai and Berlin, research into the creative potential and human element in machine learning. Featuring thousands of hand-labelled tulip photographs in an overwhelming 50 square metre installation, this dataset demonstrates the time, skill and effort put into its creation.
Ridler has recently completed fellowships with the Delfina Foundation Science_Technology_Society and Ars Electronica/Edinburgh University in 2020. Her work has been shown internationally with shows including ‘Mutations Créations: Neurons, intelligences simulées’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2020), ‘City of Participatory Visions’, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2019), ‘AI: More than Human’, Barbican Centre, London (2019), ‘Entangled Realities’, HEK Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2019), ‘Machine Fictions’, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Cambridge (2017) and ‘Alternate Realities’, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Sheffield (2017).