What is Configurality?
Configurality occurs when certain elements co-occuring in time and space yield emergent features that are salient to our perceptual systems. Elements distant in time or space may not configure at all. Elements related only by their proximity and time and space may configure into mere clusters. Elements possessing other emergent features such as symmetry or colinearity, may form more complex configurations. Configurality refers to all the ways in which separate parts, components, and elements can combine in non-linear, non-additive, surprising ways in our perceptual system.