Felipe Fonseca is a researcher, curator, writer, teacher and producer living in Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil. He articulates projects that promote collaborative and critical appropriation in the fields of digital technologies, media laboratories, socially-oriented innovation, experimental digital culture and public policies for science, technology and innovation. Felipe is a founder and coordinator of Ubalab; researcher on the Ciência Aberta Ubatuba platform run by IBICT; head of Associação Gaivota which runs Gaivota FM cultural community radio station; and a frequent advisor to the Coordination of Digital Culture in Brazilian Ministry of Culture, especially in the Rede//Labs initiative. He represents Urban and Digital Cultures in the Municipal Board of Cultural Policies (CMPC) in Ubatuba and is a leading member of the commission that is implementing the Municipal Participatory Board on Science, Technology and Innovation (SiMCiTI). Felipe holds a Master's Degree in Scientific and Cultural Diffusion from Labjor (Unicamp).
During the last fifteen years, Felipe was involved with projects orbiting around the ideas of digital culture, public policies and social engagement. He was part of the group responsible for the conception and implementation of the Digital Culture strategy adopted by the Pontos de Cultura program run by brazilian Ministry of Culture – which offered access to digital open source technologies to thousands of cultural projects in all regions of Brazil (2003-2007). At the same time, Felipe was one of the founders and main articulators of the MetaReciclagem network, which amounted to over 300 members and created a number of computer recycling laboratories and related projects between 2003 and 2012. He worked also for Escola do Futuro / USP in the Acessa São Paulo program and taught at the Tancredo Neves Technical School in Ubatuba. He also produced four editions of the Tropixel Festival in the same location since 2013.