In her work Hannah Perner-Wilson combines conductive materials and craft techniques to develop new styles of building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. She creates working prototypes to demonstrate the kinds of electronic artifacts we might build for ourselves in a world of electronic diversity. A significant part her my work goes into documenting and disseminating my techniques so that they can be applied by others. Since 2006 she has been collaborating with Mika Satomi, forming the collective KOBAKANT. In 2009 they published an online database titled How To Get What You Want, where they share their textile sensor designs and DIY approach to E-Textiles.
Hannah received a B.Sc. in Industrial Design from the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz and an M.Sc. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where she was a student in the High-Low Tech research group. Her thesis work focused on developing, documenting and disseminating a Kit-of-No-Parts approach to building electronics.