Phenomena  which vastly extend our understanding of time and space – like climate change, radioactive materials, black holes. They do this by being so widely or lastingly distributed that they defy localisation and immediate human experience. The word was invented by Timothy Morton, who defines the hyperobject as: viscous (they stick to anything they touch); molten (their scale defies the idea of space-time as fixed or concrete); non-local; phased (existing in a higher than three-dimensional space ie. full perception would require the viewer to have a multidimensional view); and inter-objective (formed by interactions with other objects).