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 Open Knowledge as in London as International Community Manager.

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

AUG.28-SEP.05.2016 - autofunk.dk - Burning Man 2016, Nevada

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



Talking about the decentralized web in DR P1 Harddisken

    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of appearing on Danish national public radio Denmark's Radio, in the technology program "Harddisken". The topic of discussion was 'The decentral web', where we talk aboutdata silos, web ethics and privacy in addressing how today's web measures up against the ideals on which it was built. […] Read More…

Designing the Future We Want

I got the honor and privilege to contribute an article to this year's ThingsCon Report: The State of Responsible IoT. The result is an article titled Designing The Future We Want in which I reflect over how we need to take a proactive approach towards disruption; to make new technology - and thereby IoT - […] Read More…

Publishing the ‘Made With Creative Commons’ book

    Last week we had the pleasure of publishing the 'Made With Creative Commons' book on Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books as well as promote it at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2017. The book is the third publication of the Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books venture that I am running with Niels Peter Hvillum and which aim to "explore topics such as knowledge sharing, […] Read More…

Kicking off REMODEL and exploration of open source manufacturing biz models

. . In Danish Design Centre we have kicked off the first initiatives of REMODEL; our program for the exploration of open source business models for manufacturing. As part of that work I have written three articles which zooms in on the topic, helps set the stage and describes the first test-run which we have initiated […] Read More…

Interview on open source business models in Børsen

. . I had the pleasure of talking to national newspaper Børsen about the REMODEL program which I am developing in Danish Design Centre: An initiative to explore how manufacturing businesses can use open source methodology and principles to develop environmentally sustainable and economically sound business models in the manufacturing of physical products. Click here or on […] Read More…