# Trans-organization across modes

## Level N-1 Typology to Level N Topology

- Discrete items averaged to net densities,
concentrations
- Discrete units organized as polymers, lattices,
networks
- Discrete lattice or network dynamics organized to
coherent macro-phenomena (“propagation”)
and molar property effects (“elasticity”)
- Discrete events organized as continuous action
(neural firings --> smooth motor actions)

... and then we have
also those cases which take us from typological variety to
topological ...

Here it is perhaps
most evident how scale plays a role. If we have large number of
tokens of a small number of discrete types, in order to treat
them quasi-continuously we need only regard them from the
viewpoint of an SI of much greater scale. Individual events, over
long time intervals, can be analyzed as continuously varying
frequencies. Individual items, over large spatial scales, can be
analyzed as continuously varying densities.

Or we can actually
regard, from higher scale, the results of the interactions among
such items, as when monomers produce polymers; ions, lattices;
actants, networks. Here we can look at macro-properties, which
may be more continuously variable, even though the underlying
microproperties are discete. This is especially evident when we
consider global macro-scale phenomena, as with lattice
propagation phenomena such as waves (phonons) and molar
properties (e.g. elasticity).

In time, discrete
events which form interdependence sequences also constitute
higher-level systems, as in the case where patterns of discrete
neuron firings come to be organized as smooth motor movements,
through co-ordination and temporal coherence.