Exploring the past
Innovating the future
Transforming the present
ExplorerMessages from the Field
I have dedicated much of my life to uncovering and understanding the lost relics of our past. By doing this I believe we are filling in the holes of our human identity and learning more about ourselves in the present. And there is still so much more to discover and learn.
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Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin is a scientist, technologist, and explorer known for his innovative use of technology in the pursuit of discovery. He has a multifaceted background that blends research in engineering, computational modeling, digital humanities, and philosophy. As a National Geographic Explorer and UC San Diego Researcher he has been recognized for his unique approach to exploration, combining technology with storytelling to inspire curiosity and conservation. Dr. Lin’s passion and work have earned him numerous awards and distinctions. And as an amputee, he has aimed to created broader access to quality prosthetics for the global adaptive community through innovation and advocacy, and hopes that his public media profile showcases a new narrative in what is possible when that access exists.
I have always been inspired to learn about the ancient cultures of our humanity. Because every time I pick connect to a story or a thread of wisdom from our shared past I feel like I am finding a lost piece of myself.
A MEMOIR FROM ALBERT LIN
In his forthcoming untitled book, Albert unveils a deeply intimate portrayal of his captivating journey in a tale of becoming the explorer you know today and the perspectives gained from unique life traversing humanity’s stories in explorations both intellectual and spiritual. From early wanderlust and an obsession with Genghis Khan’s tomb to high-tech expeditions in Mongolia, encounters with indigenous shamanism, and navigating love, loss, and resilience — this is an epic narrative of transformation. Then, 8 years after his first grant from National Geographic, Albert is crushed under a vehicle and looses his leg in 2016. He is forced to tap into all the ancient and modern wisdom, remapping his mind with the support friends, neuroscientists, the barreling waves of the ocean and the words of a Hawaiian chief, entheogens and the resonating OM of a temple of Varanasi, India, a profound chapter of his life that has directly resulted in a new center of research at UC San Diego’s school of medicine. Albert’s personal journey through our ancient past and into ojr human frontier unfolds in this deeply satisfying tale of magic and wonder, revealing the heart and mind of the explorer you see today and perspectives that may challenge your sense of reality in powerfully moving ways.
Writing in progress, publication date set for summer/fall of 2024. Please sign up for updates or pre-orders!