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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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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I fit my character in to a universe I am unfamiliar with?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How would I make custom items into a set?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it possible to produce a bowl-shaped probability curve with dice rolls?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on What are the limits of glamered armor?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Good Miniature for a Dancing Weapon
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you touch up to six objects as a full round action when casting a touch spell?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I make an interesting escape from a fire?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is a good combat tracker for D&D 4th Edition?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Naval Combat Sourcebook
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Avoiding armor penalty by trait?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the 'civilian' jobs of shamans?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Did I overstep my power as DM?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does wandering within a city work?
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