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.

Since graduating MIT, Sourcemap has become a company. You can find more information about its current operations at You can also see a more historic video of an early (2012) iteration of the project’s development below:

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