April 14, 1987 |
Morris was born in Massachusetts, and is the son of Julia Sheehan and documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. As a teenager he acted in television commercials, most notably a 2002 iPod commercial. Although much of his work focuses on science, he has been described as a psychonaut, the writer Daniel Pinchbeck called him "a mad scientist, chemical genius, alchemist on the hunt for the chemical elixir of consciousness." He also has edited the "Weird science issue" of Vice magazine. In 2014 Hamilton co-authored a scientific publication on the history of the recreational use of associative drugs such as PCP. He has studied for three quarters at the University of Chicago and New School with anthropologist Nicolas Langlitz, and is currently working on a book about clandestine chemistry. Morris is Jewish.
Morris writes a series called ("Hamilton's Pharmacopeia"), where he travels around the world investigating unusual psychoactive drugs. All of his video reports have been published as print articles in Vice or Harper's Magazine. Morris has a blog, where he speaks principally about chemistry.
- The Sapo Diary, about Phyllomedusa bicolor skin secretions in Amazonia
- Nzambi, Wade Davis's theory of TTX-mediated zombification Haiti
- An exploration of the clandestine laboratory once operated by William Leonard Pickard.
- An interview with Alexander Shulgin.
- Icelandic mushroom picking
- Psilocybin-containing sclerotium laboratories in The Netherlands.
- An unreleased episode about Chinese cannabinoid laboratories.
- Tanks for the Memories
- The Ambien Effect
- Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana
- Efavirenz as a classical psychedelic
- The Guardian
- Hamilton Morris' Blogger Page
- The Apple spot
- The New-York Times (en)
- Morris, Hamilton (26 MAR 2014). "From PCP to MXE: a comprehensive review of the non-medical use of dissociative drugs". Drug Testing and Analysis 6: 614.
- The New-York Times
- Williamson, Jess (1 September 2008). "THE MAGIC JEWS: FROM MANISCHEWITZ TO MESCALINE". Vice. Retrieved 23 April 2014.