Mike Crumplar is a writer, editor, and blogger who lives in Washington, DC. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2015 with a degree in German Studies.


“Trigger”—the gateway to psychic realms, the trigger unites raw materiality with possibilities of meaning. It connects the present with the past through its function of remembrance. The trigger is the blood-red wine of nostalgia and the hot blush of embarrassment. It offers yawning psychedelic discomfort.

“-wave”—repeated trials make the thing into the scene, it is performed and repeated in steady succession. Collective repetition formalizes a vocabulary and ethical system by which truths are validated.