Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton
Dr Brian Ballsun-Stanton is a Philosopher, Information Technologist, and Game Theorist exploring the Philosophy of Data. He has a PhD 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, Brian 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. Brian is the FAIMS Data Architect and overseeing the development of all software designed for the project. He designed the data schema for the mobile application and splits his time working at the offices of Intersect, the developers of the mobile app. He is product owner.