80,846 reputation
15193379
bio website drbbs.org
location Sydney, Australia
age 31
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen Jun 27 at 3:45

Dr. Brian Ballsun-Stanton is a Philosopher, Information Technologist, and Game Theorist exploring the Philosophy of Data. He has a Ph.D in Philosophy from The University of New South Wales in addition to a MS & BS in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

He has developed a new methodology (The Social Data Flow Network) to explore how individuals in the field understand the nature of data. Currently, his research is exploring the social construction of technology, focusing on the user-driven change of technological tools, in addition to his research of data warehouse ETL strategies for disparate data sets.

Beyond philosophy, Dr. Ballsun-Stanton has experience in haptic research, specifically the use of gesture control of human computer interfaces and an abiding interest in robotics as seen in his flying robotic cable-array manta-ray.

His interests include the academic study of Role-Playing games, the exploration of how science fiction literature transforms reality, and the social consequences of a technological world outpacing society's cultural assimilation of its consequences.

He is a long time gamer, having helped to design the indie game Pax Draconis. He has been running an Ars Magica game for the last 6 years and has extensive experience with indie games and both 3.5 and 4e D&D.

Papers you may be interested in:


May
26
revised What elements make a simple 9 level Dwarf martial tank?
added 363 characters in body
May
26
answered What elements make a simple 9 level Dwarf martial tank?
May
26
revised What elements make a simple 9 level Dwarf martial tank?
edited tags
May
26
revised How to model a dice pool with re-rolls mechanic?
don't signal edits in text.
May
26
comment How to model a dice pool with re-rolls mechanic?
How do they choose what to keep? Could you articulate the logic flow here?
May
25
revised Are there rules creating/rewriting/converting classes for Pathfinder?
added 703 characters in body
May
25
comment Are there rules creating/rewriting/converting classes for Pathfinder?
Related: How can I convert 3.5 Generic Classes to Pathfinder?
May
25
answered Are there rules creating/rewriting/converting classes for Pathfinder?
May
25
revised Blighter Blightfire range
deleted 17 characters in body; edited tags
May
25
revised Need help finding this DM tool!
deleted 20 characters in body
May
25
revised How to balance a custom Shadow Skip power?
added 52 characters in body
May
24
comment Blighter Blightfire range
Don't answer in comments.
May
24
revised Blighter Blightfire range
deleted 12 characters in body
May
24
revised How to balance a custom Shadow Skip power?
don't signal edits in text.
May
24
answered How to balance a custom Shadow Skip power?
May
23
revised Is there a way to play as an actual Arcane Archer in D&D 4e?
added 152 characters in body
May
23
revised Is there a way to play as an actual Arcane Archer in D&D 4e?
added 262 characters in body
May
23
comment What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game?
Also related: Easy-to-learn GM-less system with flexible group size, for fantasy, urban fantasy, or sci-fi?
May
23
comment What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game?
Related: Implementing the rational magic and world from Harry Potter: Methods of Rationality in a game?
May
23
comment What system is most suited for my Harry Potter game?
Possible duplicate: Easy to GM Harry Potter RPG