Edmund Snow Carpenter, anthropologist, archaeologist, and media studies pioneer has passed at the age of 88. The New York Times has written a very nice piece on his life and work, here. An even better piece, as one would expect, can be found at Lance Strate’s blog Time Passing.
Although this duplicates the multi-media portion of Lance’s post, which should be required reading today, here are two clips from Carpenter’s documentary “Oh, What a Blow that Phantom Gave Me,” based on the book of the same name.
Without Edmund Carpenter there could be no Marshall McLuhan. Rest in peace.