11 moving images from 9/11 submitted by people around the world

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In 2006, Jake Barton of the interactive media design firm Local Projects received a challenge unlike any other: to create the installations for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, which will open in 2014, with Thinc Design. September 11 is not a historical event made safe and sterile by the passage of decades and centuries. Today is just the 12th anniversary of 9/11, and it is still very much an open wound. As Barton explains in yesterday’s talk, [ted_talkteaser id=1817]“You can’t have just a historian or curator narrating objectively in third person about an event like that when you have the witnesses to history who are going to make their way through the actual museum itself.”

The museum’s approach: to open up curation for the installations in an open-source platform called “Make History.” Make History invites people across the globe — both those who were at the World Trade Center…

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