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. This journal is supplemented by my journal for experiments in art and technology, Bitbugs Lab.

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 Program Director 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.



Launching Copenhagen Hardware Alliance

  Two weeks ago, as part of my work at Danish Design Centre, I had the pleasure of co-launching a new initiative titled Copenhagen Hardware Alliance as well as co-hosting the initiative's first meetup, which took place in Copenhagen makerspace UNDERBROEN. Copenhagen Hardware Alliance is a new initiative to boost hardware startups across Denmark, and builds […] Read More…

Open call for REMODEL: Exploring open source business models for manufacturing

  Is future manufacturing open source? Together with international and Danish experts, the Danish Design Centre explores how to design competitive business models for manufacturing companies based on open source principles. This happens in a program called REMODEL. Concretely, today we have launched an open call for Danish manufacturing businesses, who are curious towards exploring […] Read More…

Mention in WIRED magazine

    The ThingsCon report on The State of Responsible Internet of Things to which I contributed the article "Designing the digital future we want" got featured on Bruce Sterling‘s blog on WIRED. "Getting name mentioned in WIRED" is now ticked off the bucket list. Thanks, Bruce - and Peter Bihr of ThingsCon, who kindly let me contribute.      The ThingsCon report […] Read More…

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…