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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.

Papers you may be interested in:


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is There a Swarm Druid in D&D 3.5?
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reviewed Leave Open Is it even worth playing a monster class in 3.5?
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reviewed Leave Open How does wizard & cleric spell preparation and casting work?
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reviewed Leave Open Can a spell be prepared once and cast multiple times?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I optimize damage for a ranged ranger from level 1 to 6?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How many are the starting merit dots now?
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reviewed Leave Open How are the Planes in 4e connected?
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reviewed Leave Closed How can I get the most powerful animal companion in pathfinder?
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open Writing a VtR Chronicle
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reviewed Leave Open How are the Planes in 4e connected?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on nwod tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on nwod tag wiki
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the planes of D&D 4e? Where did they come from, and how are they connected?
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reviewed Leave Open Did I roll this character correctly?
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reviewed Leave Open How are the Planes in 4e connected?
Jun
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reviewed Reviewed What are the most popular/well known larp systems that meet our requirements?
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reviewed Leave Open What's a good adventure to begin a level 1 D&D 4E campaign?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on nwod-god-machine tag wiki
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on nwod-god-machine tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can a party with no healers return a character from the unconscious/dying condition?