Author Archives: Christian Villum

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…

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…

Releasing new vinyl by Tone

    Tone's brand new 'Drage' album, which we are releasing on Uhrlaut Records, is now out digitally on all platforms, as free download and on exclusive limited edition 140 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve. All under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license with encouragement to share. It features her characteristically quirky and unconventional beats that shifts between […] 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…