Polysingularity is one of the basic features of the environment. It refers to the fact that everything is in a constant state of flux.

Polysingularity is a process within an object. A table is alive. The timescale and spatial dimensions of its evolution are not relevant to our survival, that’s why we don’t notice them. But the table was a piece of wood before, it was built by some people at a factory, then it was delivered to the place it was purchased from, now it’s standing and slowly disintegrating. In 1000 years it will turn into a pile or rot. Slowly, gracefully, and with the kind of dignity that only the objects that we call “inanimate” can have.

We think through our environment. Thus, as cognition is polysingular, so is our environment, which is a part of our cognitive network.

A chair is pure polysingularity. One can sit on a chair, one can move a chair, one can break it, rub it, burn it to cook food, stand on it to be taller, and many other things. Polysingularity of a chair expresses in the affordances that it proposes: an interaction between the features of the environment and the abilities of the perceiver.