Tao Lin’s required reading for going off-grid

October 22, 2020 5:45 pm Published by

Long before the global pandemic necessitated lifestyle changes for millions of Americans, Tao Lin was already seeking solace in the natural world. “The mind is a very natural place, like a forest or ocean,” he muses, referencing the notion that humans, like any organism, will return themselves to a state of equilibrium if given the opportunity. For Lin—who, during one of his psilocybin trips, once deleted his social media profiles and disposed of his laptop in a public trash container—reconnecting with analog practices like drawing and writing by hand has helped restore a sense of calm and optimism, both about his future and that of humanity at large.