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Hannah Perner-Wilson
I explore the electrical properties of materials and traditional and contemporary craft techniques, developing new techniques for building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. I believe that this will allow us to build electronics that are more diverse, understandable and expressive than electronics currently are. Through creating examples, giving workshops and publishing online documentation I hope to disseminate this approach and demonstrate how we can engage with electronics in new ways.

Since 2006 I have collaborated with Mika Satomi, forming the collective KOBAKANT. In 2009, as research fellows at the Distance Lab in Scotland, KOBAKANT published an online database for sharing their DIY wearable technology approach titled How To Get What You Want. In 2011 I graduated with a Masters degree in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where I was a student in the High-Low Tech research group lead by Leah Buechley. My thesis work focused on developing, documenting and disseminating a Kit-of-No-Parts approach to building electronics. I hold a Bachelor degree in Industrial Design from the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz, Austria.
How To Make (almost) Anything