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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 What kind of people would I need to crew a trade caravan?
Mar
21
answered How can I optimize Chicken Infested?
Mar
20
answered How well can a Truenamer (the recreated, GitP, The Way Words Work version) cover for the role played by a divine caster?
Mar
16
answered Techniques for rote-learning a character sheet layout?
Mar
15
answered How can I run a game for a group of 3 players that doesn't include a healer?
Mar
15
answered What is the name of the spell or effect that prevents resurrection?
Mar
14
answered Mordenkainen 's disjunction and Mage's disjunction how to protect yourself?
Mar
8
answered In D&D 3.5, is there a mechanism to resemble the use of a remote-controlled car?
Mar
4
answered Is Microscope a good game for a conflict-avoidant, disaffectionate player?
Mar
1
answered Can you make a sword out of Ivory?
Feb
27
answered Is there a way to become immune to Possession all the time?
Feb
25
answered Choose Your Own Adventure Books/Games: Are there any Two-Player variants?
Feb
24
answered What success rate design is the most “fun”?
Feb
22
answered How can I graft a beholder eye on to my body?
Feb
22
answered How to optimize an earth dwarf sorcerer?
Feb
22
answered What Feats for a Hellfire Ur-lock Disciple?
Feb
19
answered How can I DM a character with more social skills than me?
Feb
18
answered How do I introduce Paranoia to a Junior High School Pathfinder RPG club?
Feb
13
answered I want to play Dr. Manhattan. How can I?
Feb
10
answered How should I make my low-strength cleric more effective at being a close-range tank?