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 an independent and self-employed project bootstrapper, disruptive technology geek, open data/society activist & electronic music buff, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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current projects and ventures
I currently live and work as an independent and self-employed bootstrapper within media, arts, web, open culture and technology.

I spend most of my time (1) working as International Community Manager for Open Knowledge in the UK and it's global network of Local Groups. 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

JAN.18-23.2015 - Open Knowledge - Cambridge Summit, UK
JAN.24.2015 - 8bitklubben - Organizing Mikrodisko rave, DK
FEB.21.2015 - Open Knowledge DK - Open Data Day 2015

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



Successful launch of the new PLADS project

. This past week, in collaboration with Rune Brink Hansen from Dark Matters and Majken Overgaard from Art & Innovation Hub, I launched a new project. It's called PLADS; a platform for open source art and technology installations in urban space. As part of the launch we had engaged with 8 Copenhagen-based artists, who all came […] Read More…

Chapter written for new #TagTomat book

. . This weekend TagTomat, a lovely Danish urban gardening project from the Nørrebro district in Copenhagen (where I live) secured funding for their scheduled book release by successfully completing a crowdfunding campaign (see more here). I'm contributing to the book by writing a chapter about links between urban gardening and Internet culture. In general I am […] Read More…

8bit-klubben reboot for 2015: Epic chiptune bash last weekend

    This past weekend we (Science Friction and a bunch of collaborators including folks from Chassis Arcade, KILE, Ruben & Bobby) re-booted the Copenhagen community for 8-bit culture, 8-bit klubben, with the first event in a planned series in 2015 - by inviting one of the world's most popular chiptune artists right now, Meneo, to fly up from […] Read More…

Releasing global Creative Commons mixtape this week

. . As part of the global community of Creative Commons Affiliates (the custodians of the CC license tools) I am proud to contribute to a new tradition that has been published for the first time this week: The annual release of a mixtape of great music from artists around the world using CC licenses. Out this week! […] Read More…

Launching the 2014 Global Open Data Index

. . Today from Open Knowledge we're launching the 2014 Global Open Data Index; a citizen-driven online tool to assess the state of open government data around the world.  Each year, governments are making more data available in an open format. The Global Open Data Index tracks whether this data is actually released in a way […] Read More…