Ben Breen
Editor in Chief, The Appendix
Benjamin Breen is a history postgraduate at the University of Texas at Austin and the Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of The Appendix. He blogs about early modern history at Res Obscura and lives in Philadelphia.

Written by Ben Breen

Essay/
History of technology
Into the mystic

From Stonehenge to Silicon Valley: how technology nurtured New Age ideas in a world supposedly stripped of its magic

Benjamin Breen

Detail from Bad Medicine by Adriaen Brouwer (1606-1638), Musée Des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images

Essay/
Consciousness and altered states
Under the influence

How did enlightenment thinkers distinguish between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’? And how should we?

Benjamin Breen