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 Director of Digital & Future Thinking 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.

playlists

Blog

Developing the Fab City global vision + contributing to the official book

. This past July I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Fab City Global Summit in Paris to contribute to the ongoing development of the magnificent Fab City world vision - as well as to speak at two of the events: First, at the Fab City Lab which was a one day pre-conference that took […] Read More…

Debrief from this years #SXSW

  A little debrief from this year's #SXSW conference in Austin, Texas: I have a couple of quotes in this Bureaubiz article, and our Danish Design Centre video crew did this video about the panel I spoke in (about open source innovation). Lastly, a couple of photos from the jam-packed post-event in Copenhagen we held […] Read More…

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…