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

OCT.13-18.2015 - Creative Commons - Global Summit, Seoul AUG.28-SEP.05.2016 - autofunk.dk - Burning Man 2016, Nevada

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

playlists

Blog

Launching new Uhrlaut Records podcast

  Today we are excited to kick off a brand new initiative in the Uhrlaut Records universe: Our new podcast, which will come out roughly every second month and feature exclusive dj-mixes by both Uhrlaut artists and other acts and producers that we really admire. First act is Danish electronic music duo Vektormusik, who has […] Read More…

Danish Design Centre at SXSW 2016

    We are a small team from the Danish Design Centre (see ddc.dk) attending this years SXSW conference in Austin, TX on March 10-15 to make a contribution, share our stories and gather inspiration. Specifically we aim to connect Danish design-led businesses to the conference audience and generally to place Danish design on the tech and interactive […] Read More…

New collaboration between PLADS and K3 Malmö Högskola

With PLADS - the open source concept for urban installations I am developing with Rune Brink Hansen and Majken Overgaard - we have started a collaboration with K3 Malmö Högskola on developing our current project “Udstillingsplads” (Exhibition Space) as part of their Collaborative Media Master Course in the spring semester. Read more here.With PLADS - […] Read More…

Launching Ctrl+Alt+Delete, a new book publishing company

  Today is the launch of Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books, a new book publishing house which I am running with Niels Peter Hvillum. To kick things off we have two titles in the pipeline for publication in March and April: 'TagTomat: Vejen til grønne fællesskaber i byen' and 'Open Source City: Art & Technology experiments in Platform […] Read More…

State of the Commons 2015 report – in Danish

. This week Creative Commons, the non-profit for which I do volunteer work, released their annual State of the Commons report, which outlines the developments of CC-license usage around the world as well as the general state of sharing culture in general. Overall things are progressing tremendously and this year we passed an important threshold: More […] Read More…