Author Archives: Christian Villum

Talking about the decentralized web in DR P1 Harddisken

    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of appearing on Danish national public radio Denmark's Radio, in the technology program "Harddisken". The topic of discussion was 'The decentral web', where we talk aboutdata silos, web ethics and privacy in addressing how today's web measures up against the ideals on which it was built. […] Read More…

Designing the Future We Want

I got the honor and privilege to contribute an article to this year's ThingsCon Report: The State of Responsible IoT. The result is an article titled Designing The Future We Want in which I reflect over how we need to take a proactive approach towards disruption; to make new technology - and thereby IoT - […] Read More…

Publishing the ‘Made With Creative Commons’ book

    Last week we had the pleasure of publishing the 'Made With Creative Commons' book on Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books as well as promote it at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2017. The book is the third publication of the Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books venture that I am running with Niels Peter Hvillum and which aim to "explore topics such as knowledge sharing, […] Read More…

Kicking off REMODEL and exploration of open source manufacturing biz models

. . In Danish Design Centre we have kicked off the first initiatives of REMODEL; our program for the exploration of open source business models for manufacturing. As part of that work I have written three articles which zooms in on the topic, helps set the stage and describes the first test-run which we have initiated […] Read More…

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…

Help! My colleague is a robot: Kicking off UNDERBROEN Debates

Last week in Danish Design Centre - in collaboration with Copenhagen's new innercity makerspace UNDERBROEN - we kicked off "Debatter UNDERBROEN", a new discussion event series taking on contemporary topics within production and technology. This is part of our FutureFab platform in which we explore what design, new manufacturing technology and maker culture will do to transform […] Read More…