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Carpenter defies labels as much as his books defy categories.
Anthropologist, filmmaker, teacher, writer - he has lived
in many cultures and worked in many media. His anthropological
studies, which he began at the age of thirteen, have taken
him to the Canadian Arctic, Siberia, Southeast Asia, Borneo
and New Guinea."
from the back cover of the first edition of Oh, What a
Blow that Phantom Gave Me!
What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!
Carpenter's 1972 pocket-sized tour de force
on the effects of media in, on, and throughout the world.
Searchable and interlinked with supplementary maps, photos,
and other materials.
Film: Oh, What a Blow that Phantom
a film by John Bishop and Harald Prins
of the 2004 John Culkin Award
for Outstanding Praxis in the Field of Media Ecology
IWF International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Germany,
Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Institute
Academia Sinica, Taipei, October 3-7, 2003
8th Royal Anthropological Institutes International
Festival of Ethnographic Film, England, 2003.
14th Beeld voor Beeld Ethnographic Film Festival, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands, 2003.
4th Media Ecology Association Annual Conference, 2003,
101st Annual Mtgs, American Anthropological Association,
7th Documentary and Ethnographic Film Festival of Belo
Horizonte, Brazil, 2003
Northeastern Anthropological Association, [Film Premiere],
Fleming Museum, Burlington, Vermont
by Edmund Carpenter
September 18th 2003)