Michelle Macklem is a radio producer and graduate student at Concordia University in Montréal. She has produced work for CBC and was shortlisted in 2015 for the HearSay International Audio Arts Festival. In March 2016, she is releasing ADAPTIVE, a podcast series and part of her SSHRC-funded master’s research, which explores the intersection between human ability and technology. The first segment of this series aired on CBC Spark in January 2016. Michelle is a lab instructor and teaching assistant for Concordia’s intermediate sound production stream and has given guest lectures on the future of sonic storytelling and sound design. She is also a sound researcher with the Mobile Media Lab, and is producing a podcast with the Ageing + Communication + Technology project in collaboration with programmers at CKUT 90.3 FM. Before coming to Montréal in 2014, Michelle produced programs at the award-winning community radio station CFUV 101.9 FM. In addition to her master’s research, Michelle is currently working on projects that use sound design to explore the affective relationship between sound and human connection through fiction and non-fiction works.