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Brian Ballsun-Stanton
Macquarie University
  1. Asking About Data: Exploring Different Realities of Data Via the Social Data Flow Network Methodology.Brian Ballsun-Stanton - unknown
    What is data? That question is the fundamental investigation of this dissertation. I have developed a methodology from social-scientific processes to explore how different people understand the concept of data, rather than to rely on my own philosophical intuitions or thought experiments about the “nature” of data. The evidence I have gathered as to different individuals' constructions of data can be used to inform further inquiry of data and the design of information systems. My research demonstrates that people have different (...)
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    Philosophy of Data and its Importance to the Discipline of Information Systems.Brian Ballsun-Stanton & Deborah Bunker - unknown
    In this document, we explore the Philosophy of Data and its roots amongst other disciplines. The Philosophy of Data seeks to understand the nature of data through experimental philosophy. In order to understand the many different ontologies of data, information, and knowledge out there, this paper will describe part of the problem space in terms of other disciplines and make an argument for the establishment of this new philosophical field. Furthermore, we will show how the PoD is very important to (...)
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    #C3t the Command & Control of Twitter : On a Socially Constructed Twitter & Applications of the Philosophy of Data.Brian Ballsun-Stanton & Kate Carruthers - 2010 - In Franz Ko & Yunji Na (eds.), Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology (ICCIT), 2010 5th International Conference on. iEEE. pp. 161-165.
    This paper explores the transformation of Twitter from the traditional developer based command and control into something strangely democratic: a social construction of utility, a twisting of this once unique service to serve the needs and desires, ever evolving, of its users. We explore changes in the social constructions of Twitter and use recent research in the Philosophy of Data to suggest potential explanations.
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    Asking About Data : Experimental Philosophy of Information Technology.Brian Ballsun-Stanton - unknown
    This paper explores recent research done into the philosophy of data. The research utilizes experimental philosophy ideas combined with Information Technology methodologies to assess participants' philosophies of data. Reusing the concept of the Data Flow Diagram, I suggest a methodology of experimental philosophy that allows participants to categorize flows into data, information, and knowledge in order to explore their practical understanding instead of their theoretical understanding. My research has found three distinct philosophies: "data as bits" "data as hard numbers," and (...)
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