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

MAY.28.2015 - 8bitklubben - Mikrodisko @ Folkets Hus, Cph JUN.02.2015 - Open Knowl. DK - Panel @ InternetWeek, Aarhus JUN.13.2015 - CC Danmark - Panel @ Folkemødet, Bornholm JUN.26.2015 - 8bitklubben - Mikrodisko @ location TBA, Cph

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



Working on new projects at Danish Design Centre

    I've now worked a little over a month and a half as Project Manager at Danish Design Centre, and wanted to give a quick intro to some of the most exciting projects I'm currently working on. One is Sprout Talent Week, a project put together in collaboration with Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), Copenhagen Solutions Lab, […] Read More…

Panels at Internet Week Denmark and Folkemødet 2015

    In June I took part in two interesting panel discussions. One was part of the annual Internet Week Denmark conference, which ran for several days in Aarhus in the beginning of June - and the other was at the rapidly growing Folkemødet ("People's Meeting") festival for politics and societal debate. For Internet Week I had been […] Read More…

Contributing to the new Open Data Handbook

    The Open Data Handbook, published by Open Knowledge (Foundation) a couple of years ago, has been a popular primer for everyone wanting to be introduced to the term in general as well as a resource for more experienced professionals in the field. However, as the development and application of open data keeps making quantum leaps […] Read More…

Goodbye Open Knowledge International, hello Danish Design Centre

  After two great, inspiring and wonderfully hectic years with Open Knowledge in London it's now time for me to move on to new ventures. I've been offered a new and very exciting position as Project Manager at Danish Design Centre, based in Copenhagen, where I will begin on Monday May 18 2015. This means […] Read More…

Keynote at GO Open Data 2015 conference in Niagara region, Canada

    These last couple of days I've had the pleasure of spending time with the Ontario open data community, as I gave a keynote talk at the GO Open Data 2015 conference in the Niagara region (more specifically the city of St. Catherines, an hour's drive south of Toronto, right next to the Niagara Falls) on May 1, […] Read More…