Created at MIT in 2007 by Matthew Hockenberry, Leonardo Bonanni, David Zwarg, and professors Hiroshi Ishii and Chris Csikszentmihályi, Sourcemap was designed as a platform for sharing open supply chains and evaluating social and environmental impact. As a collaboration between the MIT Center for Civic Media and the Tangible Media Group, all of the original data, code, and documentation has been made publicly available under open source licenses.
Early Awards and Press
- Gold Prize, Open Source Software World Challenge, Seoul.
- Lauréat Netexplo, French Senate, Paris.
- “Checking the Tag,” Report on Business, The Globe and Mail, April 2010.
- “Sourcemap,” The I.D. 40: 40 Transformative Design Projects and the People Behind Them. ID Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010.
- “Sourcemap Makes Data Visualizations Transparent”, PBS Idealab, March 31, 2010.
- “See Where Stuff Comes From with SourceMap”, Treehugger & “Where’s My iPod Made? SourceMap Has the Answer”, Fast Company, October 2009.
Since graduating MIT, Sourcemap has become a company. You can find more information about its current operations at sourcemap.com.