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Tensegrity structure

Used as a generated template to configure organizations in collaboration or opposition within a larger community

This experimental visualization demonstrates the possibility of making use of a tensegrity structure in virtual reality (viewable through freely available browser plug-ins). Individual entities (eg organizations, problems or strategies) in opposition are associated with the struts in such a structure -- whereas the binding associative relationships are ensured by much thinner (almost invisible) strings. The aim is to produce a coherent configuration that a user can rotate and explore using the virtual reality plug-in navigational tools. The structure can be turned, zoomed into, etc. In the experimental web service offered by the UIA, clicking on an active strut with which a problem (say) is associated, will bring up the corresponding text profile. A commentary on the value of this technique is given elsewhere under the title Configuring strategic dilemmas in inter-sectoral dialogue.