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-
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.   Rob recently commented, “apathy is a demand for empowerment, it is great to see increases in fans acknowledging our products”.  Goals for 2017 include licensing some songs and selling art products to create even more opportunities and get solutions out. 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 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, but left to begin his research and work with an interdisciplinary team.  He currently serves as an Analyst in the Economic Security field in addition to his work in creative arts. 

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, Must have media and more. 

Rob and the volunteers that are working with him have served hundreds of artists and spectators to bring over 80 local art related events in the SF bay since the late 90's.  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 by focusing on the topics and needs our community helps to identify.”   

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 the greater use of intelligence. Rebuilding Nationhood for more sustainable prosperity is a movement that empirically identifies false cultural premises (negative bias/ myths), and nonviolently combats internal threats that are found to reinforce corruption of self or society. EI opposes all forms of slavery or abuse and works to remove obstacles to empowerment through education and creating opportunity. Fair opportunity, quality care for optimal development and basic human equality are central measures for how we are redefining global success.  Harmony is a basic requirement for peace.  Understanding the interdependencies of the earth and learning to share and work together for practical solutions is what EI culture fosters.  

 

Actions: (www.specialagenttraining.cfsites.org) needs updated with PhD articles, sponsor and submission details. Deadline 12.25.17 assigned to R. Jackson

EIA/ Ripstar’s Charity Focus Sponsored Website

www.ripstar.cfsites.org had 192,000 visits (avg. 11,167 a yr). This sites used for announcements and recruitment. Site needs some additional updating pending December 2017. 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 (La Estrellita, Gallery 400).    LA Cage Murray Show may take place pending reviews.

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, Stickers/ Posters:

https://www.teepublic.com/user/backline Backline designs feature Rob’s art or art he owns rights to including some participating artists. 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. 

Action: locate marketing project manager.  Backline designs complete by Nov. 2017.  You-tube video plans are being developed.  Models are targeted.  This will be ready by Summer 2018 along with live runway presentation.   

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 ($10 to $20 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 dissemination is emminent.

Music Publishing 2017:  

Status: The Album titled Shot by Bad Slave is being shipped monthly to targeted music directors and stations we think the music fits. 

27 Tracks 2017 BadSlave album tiled Shot

free listening: https://badslavesf.bandcamp.com 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shot/id1269175061

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/music/album/badslave/shot/8d6kgwxjpldh

https://www.amazon.com/Shot-BadSlave/dp/B074NB3SD8

Current Top performing Tracks updates 2017

Eyes (Contemporary-Rock)

Sometimes (Classic-Rock)

Yea (Urban Pop) not released fully yet.

I'm waiting (EDM-Rock)

Jupiter (Electronic 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 and other resources 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:

Last of Analog album titled BREAK   22 tracks Aug. 2016 – May, 2017 *1,800 plays reverb only (avg. 200) plays per mo. without ongoing promo.  The general trends are indicating each music products reception is getting stronger responses over the prior projects released.   
https://lastofanalog.bandcamp.com
www.reverbnation.com/lastofanalog
https://itunes.apple.com/bb/artist/last-of-analog/id1182678722
https://www.amazon.com/Break-Last-Analog/dp/B01N4AGQ5G
https://open.spotify.com/album/3UTtjAqHpEmlE1VFa3Laby
Free Listening : www.soundcloud.com/lastofanalog 3,008 views.

www.reverbnation.com/liquidskies2014  and
www.soundcloud.com/lastofanalog

www.reverbnation.com/lastofanalog2017


RipStar's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theheroinesf

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

Devils Wife 25 tracks 2015 www.cdbaby.com/devilswife

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.

 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.

Pending commissions: Punk Steven Kouture

Sylvester Guard 

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

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!