Author Archives: Christian Villum

‘Open Source City’, the book about Platform4 – out now

    Yesterday was a big life moment, as I was able to publish the first book with my name on the cover, 'Open Source City: Art & Technology Experiments in Platform4', which I've co-edited with Niels Peter Hvillum and co-written alongside a highly talented group of other contributors. The book focuses on the creative hub Platform4 in […] Read More…

New concept for the PLADS project

    As mentioned earlier here on the blog, the PLADS project, which I'm developing alongside Majken Overgaard and Rune Brink Hansen, has been collaborating with K3 / Malmö Högskola's Collaborative Media Master Course students over the course of spring. This collaboration has now come to fruitation and the very talented two groups have come […] Read More…

Bringing the Nordic design-DNA to SXSW

    I just returned from attending the SXSW Interactive mega-conference in Austin, Texas, which brings together some 30,000 people from all over the world to discuss technology, trends and the future. With Danish Design Centre we participated with a small delegation to gather inspiration, network and last but not least host a panel discussion […] Read More…

TagTomat book now out

    On March 9 2016, with the new publishing company Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books I've started with Niels Peter Hvillum, we published our first book, 'TagTomat: Vejen til grønne fællesskaber i byen', which translates to something along the lines of 'RooftopTomate: The path to green urban communities'. The book is put together and compiled by Mads Lauritsen from TagTomat; […] Read More…

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 agenda. […] 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…

Great #futurefab workshop series

. . This past week I had the pleasure of co-hosting a series of 4 workshops as part of the "Future Fabrication" program (#Futurefab) that we're building in Danish Design Centre, focusing on the potential of maker culture and new technologies to radically revitalize fabrication in Denmark.  More specifically, we're exploring 4 concrete topics within this overall theme: […] Read More…