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 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

Interview on open source business models in Børsen

. . I had the pleasure of talking to national newspaper Børsen about the REMODEL program which I am developing in Danish Design Centre: An initiative to explore how manufacturing businesses can use open source methodology and principles to develop environmentally sustainable and economically sound business models in the manufacturing of physical products. Click here or on […] Read More…

Fab City interview in Pebble Magazine

. . I had a great chat with pebble magazine about Fabcity and the potential for distributed manufacturing, data-driven cities and rethinking modern day supply chains and production models. 2017 will be an epic year for the the development of Fab Cities all across the world - stay tuned! Read the interview here: Fab City: The […] Read More…

Prepping for SXSW 2017 in Austin

. . With Danish Design Centre we'll once again fly to Austin Texas to attend SXSW Interactive in March 2017. This time we'll not only co-organize a series of side events, but also speak in the official program. Concretely we are curating a panel event under the title 'Share or Die: Is the future of […] Read More…

Interview on Techcrunch and panel at Smart City Expo in Barcelona

. . Back in November I had the pleasure of attending and contributing to this years Smart City Expo and World Congress, which takes place in beautiful Barcelona. The event aims to present useful and up-to-date knowledge about smart cities based on real experiences and practices, as well as to debate about future visions, goals and challenges […] Read More…

What is it like to take part in Burning Man? Article in Kforum

. I was asked by Danish online magazine Kforum (Kommunikationsforum) to write an article about Burning Man and what it's like to take part in the famous/infamous frenzy in the deep Nevada desert. Check it out here (in Danish): Hippier, hipstere og hedgefonds i hedonismeland Big thanks to my camp-mate Michael Filippoff for letting me […] Read More…