68,435 reputation
10155329
bio website drbbs.org
location Sydney, Australia
age 31
visits member for 4 years
seen 3 mins ago

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:


68,435 Reputation

55 yesterday
25 2 days ago
30 Oct 29
78 Oct 28
15 Oct 27
10 Oct 26
20 Oct 25
75 Oct 24
218 Oct 23
5 Oct 19
25 Oct 18
70 Oct 17
40 Oct 16
40 Oct 15
150 Oct 14
175 Oct 13
95 Oct 12
40 Oct 11
30 Oct 10
185 Oct 9
200 Oct 8
10 Oct 7
85 Oct 6
190 Oct 5
50 Oct 4
40 Oct 3
30 Oct 2
10 Oct 1
10 Sep 30
20 Sep 29