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W is a hamburger wrapper that shrank during the calcification process. The loss of mass is unusual, given that the source material is actual inorganic matter. Because of this, researchers focused on what experience might be embedded in the wrapper that reduced it in this manner. What they discovered is the residue of the qualities of unconcern, or disregard. Likely, this wrapper was once litter, and as litter, exhibits a fundamental carelessness and lack of personal responsibility imprinted onto its molecular structure. It is this ontological essence, this fundamental pettiness, that transformed the original physical wrapper into its final, miniaturized and hardened form.