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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.

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answered How much space does housing people take up?
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answered How to run a campaign for intelligent players with idiot PCs?
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answered What Role-Playing Game System Works Best for a DM who Hates Reading?
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answered How can I suggest the DM stop trying to kill us?
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answered What elements make a simple 9 level Dwarf martial tank?
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answered Are there rules creating/rewriting/converting classes for Pathfinder?
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answered How to balance a custom Shadow Skip power?
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answered What role-playing game tactically simulates basketball?
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answered Help Writing an AnyDice Function for a Weird Dice Mechanic
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answered Is Bahamut the same as Paladine?
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answered How much money does a god have, and what equipment does he spend it on?
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answered What RPG system is Dominions based on?
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asked How can I use roll for shoes to introduce someone to roleplaying?
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answered Which of these items should I buy for my Cleric of Mystra?
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answered What collective chat program can feature both the host's webcam AND his screenshare?
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answered How to execute horror when there is safety in numbers
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asked What are the limits to the genesis power?
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answered What is a decently-powerful, thematically-infernal spell to replace Protection from Good?
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answered Party communication across languages
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answered How can a human expand their lifespan in Pathfinder?