Maile Costa Colbert is an intermedia artist, researcher, and educator with a focus on time-based media. She holds a BFA in The Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art, and a MFA in Integrated Media/Film and Video from the California Institute of the Arts. She was a PhD Research Fellow in Artistic Studies with a concentration on sound studies, cinematic sound design, and its relationship with soundscape ecology at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the NOVA University Lisbon, through the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and University of Maia. Her current practice and research project is titled, Wayback Sound Machine: Sound through time, space, and place, and asks what we might gather from sounding the past. She is a collaborator with the art organization Binaural/Nodar where she is the Digital Archive Curator, and is a member of CineLab, IFILNOVA’s research lab for cinema and philosophy, and an editor and author at Sonic Field. She has exhibited, screened, and performed globally.