The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation has just debuted its interactive feature, storybuilder, which allows registrants to write a personal account of Sept. 11, upload an accompanying photograph, and submit entries.
The entries will live on the WTCMF Web site–after being vetted with the cooperation from oral history people from Columbia University–and will ultimately feature in some kind of interactive display at the memorial, whenever it is finally built.
The process raises some interesting questions about how the history of Sept. 11 will be recorded. Is there a mechanism to vet entries that are falsified? Does there need to be?
- Tom McGeveran