Today, we would like to introduce you to a new project - the Make Works extension.
It's a plug in for your Chrome browser, that displays columns of related data suggesting alternative ways to manufacture, repair or replace items on the IKEA website. For example, where you could go to make your own or fix a Billy Bookcase.
Why have you made this?
The project happened when the Future Makespaces in Redistributed Manufacturing team at The RCA, commissioned Make Works and Rectangle find new ways of connecting data with the future of manufacturing.
We wanted to experiment with ways to bring the Make Works database to the wider internet; connecting with as many other datasets as we could possibly think of.
The project is about questioning how consumer products are made, where they are made, the scale in which they are made, who makes them, the materials used and ultimately, who has ownership of the production process.
You can send us project feedback, share your ideas and report any bugs here
If you would like to get involved in the next stage of the project, then get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org