Tao Lin

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Articles by Tao Lin

  • Tao of Terence

    One Version of 'One Version of Terence McKenna’s Life'

    The public story of Terence McKenna’s life—in my view, and by my estimates—is a ~450-page book, which could be titled 'One Version of Terence McKenna’s Life.' The following is my eight-page, fractal-inflected, short-story-esque version of that biography.

  • Tao of Terence

    Terence McKenna's Memes

    Last week, in the first installment of this series, I told the story of how I first encountered Terence McKenna. This week, I’ve organized a list of my 30 favorite Terence McKenna memes.

  • The Tao of Terence

    I learned of Terence McKenna on September 14, 2012, when I was 29 years old. Over the following week or so I watched footage of him on YouTube for probably ~30 hours and have been fascinated by him ever since. Now, almost two years later, you’re reading the first of 12 posts in a…

  • Lost in a Loop: A Chat with Andrew Bujalski About 'Computer Chess'

    Computer Chess is Andrew Bujalski's fourth film and first to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. I've seen it three times and highly recommend it for fans of his previous films and also, because it's partly very diff…

  • Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

    Taipei Metro

    For the past couple of months, in celebration of last week's release of Tao Lin's latest novel, Taipei, we have been featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. In the final installment, Tao takes us inside Taipei's

  • Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

    Taipei Public Art

    Over the past few weeks, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we have been featuring a number of photo albums taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. In this selection, Tao shares some of the public art around Taipei…

  • The VICE Reader

    An Excerpt from Tao Lin's 'Taipei'

    Paul’s father was 28 and Paul’s mother was 24 when they alone (out of a combined fifteen to twenty-five siblings) left Taiwan for America. Paul was born in Virginia six years later, in 1983, when his brother was 7. Paul was 3 when the family moved to Apopka, a pastoral suburb nea…

  • Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

    Taipei Signs

    In celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of iPhone photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. In this selection, Tao shows us some of his favorite signs around the city.

  • Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

    The Grand Hotel

    Over the next few weeks, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. This selection focuses on the Grand Hotel, which has a dragon's

  • Tao Lin's iPhone Photos of Taipei

    Facedown Generation

    Over the next month, in celebration of the forthcoming release of Tao Lin's latest novel, 'Taipei,' we will be featuring a weekly selection of photos taken by the author during his recent trip to Taipei, Taiwan. This week's photos are based on people who seem unable to stop looki…