Equilibrium Institute

Where Balance is a Way of Life -Art, Education and Entertainment  

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Introducing Multimedia Artist Robert Adam Jackson, Director of Equilibrium Institute-
Overall, Rob’s work is about documenting problems and offering solutions.  He claims statistics continue to show massive declines in habitat, wildlife, declines in education and other quality of life issues like equality, while disease, war, and other social threats are on the rise which can and must be met with solutions.   Rob recently commented, “apathy is a demand for empowerment, it is great to see giant increases in fans acknowledging our products”.  Goals for 2017 include licensing some songs and selling art to create even more opportunities. Rob’s new book underway, Black Cloud: The Aftermath of Human Intelligence is a combination of creative synthesis and new research results.  A literary work for young audiences to look forward to in 2017-8 includes Daily Dose: 365 Lessons for Life.

His public service agency, EIA, is endorsed by a number of notable academics, persons of interest, and prominent non-profits and artists globally.  Project Censor, Harvard’s Einstein Institute and politicians such as Gavin Newsom and international public speakers have all used information or received recommendations from Robert Jackson who leads the Equilibrium Institute.   He is credentialed as a certified Para Legal and holds a Masters: Special Major from SFSU. He also completed all but two classes in a PhD Public Policy and Administration degree with a Security emphasis.  He currently serves as an Analyst in the Economic Security field. 

EIA has enjoyed many sponsors since 1999. Sony, Oasis CD, Guinness, Zero Magazine, Comingupmag.com , Google, Charity Focus.org , many CA venues, Gaia’s Garden, La Estrellita, Eastwood Guitars,  The Musicians Atlas, Borderline Studios and more. 

Rob and the volunteers that are working with him have served hundreds of artists and spectators to bring over 40 local art related events in the SF bay for the last 20 years.  Counting TV and radio appearances combined, an estimated 1M listeners and readers have been reached to date.  EIA seeks to reach 1 million people globally annually with powerful PSA’s introducing new products and services thru volunteer promotions, direct public service actions, and paid advertising.  Rob said, “As an Artist and Director, I’ve created a range of products including fine art, educational books on social justice and environmental issues, papers on psychology, and workforce development.  I’ve published music CD’s, and intend to raise money from sales and events to hire more artists and get our solutions and products further out.  We must do more to create greater balances in the world and together we can. Thanks in advance for buying art, music, literature, or commissioning my services.  Together we are making a difference.”   

Rob’s building a stable sustainable foundation called Equilibrium Institute (EI) (www.ripstar.cfsites.org) to educate people and provide a road map to more open and respectful ways of living.We drive and inspire our culture to combat ignorance and violence and use the proceeds from art and music to fund research. Some items are published to bolster the community and re-build the U.S. and other nations with greater intelligence. Rebuilding Nationhood is a movement that empirically identifies false cultural premises (negative myths), and nonviolently combats internal threats that are found to reinforce corruption of self or society. EI opposes modern forms of slavery or abuse and works to remove obstacles to empowerment. Fair opportunity, quality care for optimal development and basic human equality are central measures for how we are redefining the American dream.

 

 

EIA/ Ripstar’s Charity Focus Sponsored Website

www.ripstar.cfsites.org had 189,836 visits (avg. 11,167 a yr). This sites used for announcements and recruitment. Site needs some additional updating. Traffic has recently increased.   

Visual Art Tour:

http://www.artmajeur.com/plumatorium had 17,336 visits since 2015 (avg. 8,668 yr.) with 5 online galleries with posters and original art available.  Art tour is a vehicle to increase visibility for artist that lack mass-media platforms or otherwise need representation.  EI sponsors at-risk artist.  Art-tour has held live installations in a variety of public settings since 2015 and sold many art pieces. 

Visual art production increased over last six months of 2017 and visual art is being placed in longer running installations. Current art-show is hanging at 446 E 12th in Oakland La Estrellita.  I’ll have an installation in our Pop-Up Gallery store front window on San Pablo (Albany, Ca) and one in a music studio window on Broadway in downtown Oakland, CA, summer 2017.  

Action: Sell art to make more and support production(s).  Place work in higher end galleries. Approach the founders of artmajeur.com to learn how they might help sponsor Art-tour.  Additional tour sites for installations are being developed including Oakland, SF, and Sonoma sites.   

Shirts:

https://www.teepublic.com/user/backline Backline designs feature Rob’s art or art he owns rights to. We are seeking to complete the first line, shoot with models, promote to secure product placement- then order bulk printing.  This project needs a manager.  Willing to share profits, but Rob’s role is limited to creative director on this project.  There is no promotions budget or capital yet. 

  • Action: locate marketing project manager.Runways pending completion of the line.  

Free Education: 

www.specialagenttraining.cfsites.org revolutionary nonfiction! Site had 45,453 views since 2014 (up 2,000 view in last 3 months).

Best Foot Forward (Vocational Education) and Collected Essays (General Education) are past educational products.   

Ongoing literary works not yet released; Deviant Nationhood (Fact Collection Investigative Journalism Project using primary research results only), Ecomania (Congressional Report), Blackcloud the aftermath of HUM-IT (Screenplay), and Dose- 365 lessons of life (survival manual for teens and up).

  • Action: Update site with my PhD articles soon.  www.specialagenttraining.cfsites.org  Could use sponsors ($50 or $100 a month ea.) to fuel a regular monthly release and a broader distribution plan.  Help readership base see the other products and drive more points of purchase and distribution to audiences where fans are concentrated. Mass disseminate.

Music Publishing:  

Current Top performing Tracks

  1. Eyes (Contemporary-Rock)
  2. Sometimes (Classic-Rock)
  3. Yea (Urban Pop) not released fully yet.
  4. I'm waiting (EDM-Rock)

Street Team Captain and volunteers interested in global urban centers are following the plan to get the music out.  We use the Musicians Atlas to ID targets and first level network referrals.  The aim is to start to license songs in commercial arena.  We have a weekly spot with Mutiny Radio in SF we can refer spoke persons to with our Common Thread Collective partnership facilitated by world renown poet/activist Diamond Dave, (SF).   

2016/15 Music  releases:

Status: Rob appeared on Mutiny Radio SF 2016. I also have a regular Friday spot mutiny radio but I have been sending other bands. Last of Analog was invited by KPIG (2017) to send Break album in (LA FM radio)

 

Action needed: Print album and mass mail pending/ license efforts. $400 priority investment.

Status: 1,100 plays in reverb not counting CD baby late 2015 – May 2017.  CD baby has it’s own statistics and sales records.  Transactions have been limited, but the investment has balanced.  Free Listening: www.reverbnation.com/devilswife

Additional Music releases:

  • 30 tracks 2011  The Heroine www.cdbaby.com/theheroine (in the 100 roughs)
  • 26 tracks  2013 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertadamjackson (in the 100 roughs)
  • Liquid Skies 16 tracks  2014 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robjackson1Rob’s Avant-guard world music collaboration with renown Jazz/Chamber artists Tom and Laurie Resse (Penn.) Free Listening: www.reverbnation.com/liquidskies2014  442 plays not counting CDbaby 2014-May 2017. Update: two new tracks pending 2017.

Current Production Work

Current roughs for the 2017 album Bad Slave by Global Music Collective (GMC) are now in progress located at www.reverbnation.com/lastofanalog2017 (avg. 100 mo. plays) with no promo or official releases yet.  

Omnesia (Matthias Miller) has been helping to produce tracks.  Rob owns about 30 other tracks from other bands as well that are in most cases professionally produced in addition to about 100 total tracks that are Rob’s demos.  The plan is to convert the best tracks into commercial products and market those to fund research, which will then be creatively fed to the various targets. 

  • Action needed:Locate sponsors to complete the promo run/ publishing and license bids. Locate additional producers to complete the album and locate collaborators to participate in music productions. Ten tracks still need to be completed. Raise cash to pay recording artists for their time helping to polish the best songs.Develop a partnership-marketing contract for a portion of proceeds to fund licensing/marketing under two year term agreements (extendable) on prime products.

 

Live productions:  RipStar is adjusting to a quarterly live event.

  • The food bank benefit instigated by Triggered Heart will be held in August 2017, but needs a headliner can pull 50 heads in Sonoma) venue Gaia’s Garden www.gaiasgardenonline.comWe recently located two all ages venues, which need further infrastructure. We will help develop the spots provided local investors back the plans. Some gear is missing and we’ll need to hire a reliable engineer each event. Stage extension is needed in Oakland location La Estrellita (www.laestrellitaoakland.com) by Sept. We have a CD release party for Triggered Heart (Sept in Oakland), which also needs strong pulling acts to join that bill.

 

Actions: Find headliners, print tickets, get some gear donated after making a lists of what is missing that we need…provide a way for investors to be repaid or find enough sponsors to cover it (estimated 2K in gear per spot) ($400 for headliner and $200 promo). Estimated 5K total needed if we want to have ongoing events.Estimate ticket sales about $500 per event not including venue food and drink sales (est. $800 a night).Check if Gaia’s ownership holds a nonprofit status or find an umbrella to aid sponsor relations if needed.

 

  • Pending commissions: Punk Steven Kouture runway.Invites from Ezra Croft art shows in LA. June 10th at Midway Oddtropolis Event pending.

Volunteers wanted:

Tell us how you wish to serve and propose specific program areas you want to help with and send resume to bandsthatrock@gmail.com  Thanks for joining the revolution! 

 

For a tour of my artist studio please email: bandsthatrock@gmail.com

Shawnshawn: revolutionary art since 1993
This artist has 3 distinct styles: Architectural Abstraction, Metal Mayhem and Political Pop. In Architectural Abstraction he explores city skylines and patterns emerging in strict 30, 60 and 90 degrees angles. In Metal Mayhem, he explores abstract cityscapes via all metal tools in acrylic paint. In Political Pop, he reprocesses commercials and pop films into subversive themes that underlie the truth of the world at the deepest levels. This is Art of the Real. Website: www.shawnshawn.co

 

M.C. Lenehan is an impressionist painter, poet, and songwriter.  He says, “In my artwork and in my life, I try to replace sorrow with joy, hate with love and war with peace.  It is my hope that my paintings will soften the heart of humanity”  M.C. Lenehan is an Ohio Native from the 1960’s era. His collectors reside San Francisco, New York, and Mexico. 

See press release for more artists being featured in ongoing art-tour!