Antonioni Museum project

One of my most brilliant doctoral students was Luisa Rivi, whose dissertation was later published by Blackwell in 2007 as European Cinema after 1989: Cultural Identity and Transnational Production. But back in 1998 when I was working on the interactive Antonioni Museum project, Luisa was one of my most important collaborators. As we went through Italy trying to get the rights to some of his movies and visual assets from Ferrara for the virtual museum, Luisa was much more than merely a translator, for, given her interests in cultural identity and transnational production, she knew much better than I did exactly what to say. Although we never got the rights, going through Italy with Luisa is still one of my most cherished memories of Europe.