About

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autofunk.dk is the personal work and leisure journal of Christian Villum; technology geek, open source advocate, project bootstrapper & electronic music buff.

I live in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I spend the majority of my professional time working as Program Director for Danish Design Centre to develop programs that explore new technology through the application of strategic design.

On the side I run a number of projects including the maverick music label Uhrlaut Records; a boutique record label that embrace file sharing and Internet culture to release challenging Scandinavian electronic music on vinyl. I am also Public Lead for Creative Commons Denmark and a member of the Science Friction art & technology crew in Copenhagen. Moreover I often serve as inspirational speaker about open culture & new technologies. With a background and interest in media and culture entrepreneurship, community creation, hacktivism and everything open, I enjoy bringing people together to share new ideas - and to create movement.

My previous achievements include co-founding and co-directing the experimental Platform4 art & technology venue/hackerspace as well as building global community as International Community Manager for Open Knowledge (Foundation) in London. I have also pioneered the use of Creative Commons licenses for music publication and headed the European Blip chiptune festivals as well as initiated a long series of businesses. I hold an master degree in Culture, Communication & Globalization from Aalborg University and have previously lived, worked and studied in Berlin, New York and Chicago. Whenever possible, I try to find time to code, play with 3D-printers, build Arduino projects, dj and make electronic music.

For more details see overview of current projects and ventures, see list of press clips and media appearances, published writing and history of public speaking engagements. Past activities are to be found in the archive.

Curriculum vitae/resume (English) - download (.pdf)
Curriculum vitae/resume (English / long) - download (.pdf)


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