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. This journal is supplemented by my journal for experiments in art and technology, Bitbugs Lab.

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 an entrepreneur and freelancer within digital strategy under the banner of my own company Spraengfarlig. Furthermore, I (2) run maverick electronic music recording label Uhrlaut Records, and (3) independent book publisher Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books. On the side I (4) hold the position as Danish representative in the Global Network Council for Creative Commons Denmark, and I (5)sit in the board of OpenDanmark.

In the recent past I worked as Director of Digital & Future Thinking for Danish Design Centre, where I oversaw a portfolio of projects within the spectrum of design & new technology.
In the more distant 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. A while back I've also been working for Open Knowledge Foundation in London as International Community Manager, and acted as active member of the Science Friction art & technology collective.
Previous side-projects include co-coordinating the Open Knowledge Denmark group and the international 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.


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Contributing article to new book, “Overtaking the Future” – titled “The LEGO Bricks of Digitization are Waiting for You”

Did you know that building digital product or service prototypes is almost as easy as building with LEGO bricks nowadays? It has never been easier and does not require any technical skills. I've written an article on how to get started, titled "The LEGO Bricks of Digitalization are Waiting for You," which is published in […] Read More…

Hosting Sprint:Digital conference in Danish Federation of Industry

This week I had the pleasure of stage-hosting the Sprint Digital 2021 conference: It invited anyone interested in how design can become the key tool in successful digital transformation, to hear of the results of the 3-year Sprint Digital project. Being one of the Danish Design Centre's flagship projects, Sprint Digital, a 3-year effort funded […] Read More…

Contributing article to new book, “This is Distributed Design” – titled “The Ten Key Skills for a Successful Distributed Designer”

The Distributed Design Market Platform is an EU-funded 3-year project which I've contributed work to during my time in Danish Design Centre. Every year the project partners write and publish a book, and I have had the honor to contribute to more of them (co-editing one of them and writing articles for others - see […] Read More…

Chapter in new Tagtomat-book

The new book by my friends and collaborators in Tagtomat is out, titled "Grow Like Tomorrow." I have been fortunate to contribute a bit with some writing. Tagtomat was founded by entrepreneur Mads Boserup Lauritsen, and is a community and business for building sustainable cities by creating urban gardens and green spaces in inner-city settings. The book […] Read More…

Right To Repair write-up and national radio appearance

Last week I had the pleasure of being asked by Danish outlet Kommunikationsforum to write up an article about the emerging #RightToRepair global movement, which seeks to change the severely broken and highly unsustainable value chain for consumer electronics. Read the article here: Kommunikationsforum - Alle har ret til en reparation The article then traveled […] Read More…