About this website

autofunk.dk is the personal work and leisure journal of me, Christian Villum, aiming at mapping projects, activities, networks and ideas as they emerge and spring forward.

I am a disruptive-technology geek, project bootstrapper, open data/society activist & electronic music buff, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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current projects and ventures
I enjoy exploring ideas and creating projects within media, arts, web, open culture and new technologies.

I spend most of my time (1) working as Project Manager for Danish Design Centre, where I oversee a series projects within design/technology and adjacent fields. Furthermore, I (2) run maverick electronic music recording label Uhrlaut Records, and (3) hold the position as Public Project Lead for Creative Commons Denmark, where I host lectures, workshops and talks, speak to the press and administer the Danish CC-chapter in general. Additionally, I (4) run the project management and consultancy outfit Spraengfarlig and (5) act as active member of the Science Friction art & technology collective.

In the recent past I co-founded and co-managed Platform4, a hackerspace/co-working space/art- and technology venue as well as the adjacent maker space FormuLab. I've also recently been working for Aalborg University as Project Supervisor and Examination Censor.

On the side I (6) co-coordinate the Open Knowledge Denmark group and the Open Design & Hardware Working Group.
Last, but not least, I (7) dj a little on various occasions under the monikers Vilde V, Christian Villum & DJ Ond Blomst. As a dj, I am affiliated to the now defunkt (but on occasion revived) Aabtek dj-collective, member of Urlaut dj-team and part of Aalborg Tærror Crew.

I hold a master degree (MA) in Culture, Communication & Globalization and a BA in International Business Communication from Aalborg University. Currently, I am based in Copenhagen Denmark, and have previously lived, worked and studied in Berlin, New York and Chicago.
upcoming whereabouts and projects

OCT.13-18.2015 - Creative Commons - Global Summit, Seoul AUG.28-SEP.05.2016 - autofunk.dk - Burning Man 2016, Nevada

...past whereabouts can be found here and past dj-gigs here.



Great #futurefab workshop series

. . This past week I had the pleasure of co-hosting a series of 4 workshops as part of the "Future Fabrication" program (#Futurefab) that we're building in Danish Design Centre, focusing on the potential of maker culture and new technologies to radically revitalize fabrication in Denmark.  More specifically, we're exploring 4 concrete topics within this overall theme: […] Read More…

Today we release au2pilot’s “Fatamorgana” LP on Uhrlaut Records

. After months of work we're very proud to release "Fatamorgana", the first LP of Danish electronic music producer au2pilot on Uhrlaut Records. Out today! The release has been marked by two release parties; one in Copenhagen this past Friday (in collab with the ROI crew) and one prior to that one in Aalborg, au2pilot's hometown (in […] Read More…

Launching Kickstarter to fund a book about Platform4

. BIG NEWS! We’re making a book about Platform 4 – a tale about all the years of art and technology, projects, events and ideas written by some of the international superstars that visited as well as local Platform 4 die-hards. But we need your help. To raise funds we’re launching a KICKSTARTER CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN […] Read More…

Creative Commons Global Summit in Seoul

. . Last week, in my capacity as Public Lead for Creative Commons Denmark, I had the pleasure of attending the Creative Commons Global Summit which took place in Seoul, South Korea this past week. 5 days of excellent knowledge exchange with the vibrant global sharing advocacy community. The summit pulls in CC representatives from all over the […] Read More…

Burning Man 2015: A field study of design

. Once again I had the pleasure of attending Burning Man, an annual event with 70,000 people in the desert north of Reno in Nevada, US. This time I was representing Danish Design Centre, and did a write-up on our blog about how design is one of the pillars making the phenomenon what it is. […] Read More…