Social Artistry is evolution. Social Artistry is futuristic. Social is anthropology, history, and art. It combines and melds the past, present, and future into an artistic and scientific paradigm that allows one to find meaning in today’s constantly changing world.
Ideas, communities, cultures, and worlds decline because of poor leadership. Even if a person is a naturally great leader, if they are an intelligent, creative, and dynamic person, they will fall short if they depend on old cultural norms, on old art, old science, old history, and old ways of living. Social Artistry can change that. An artist leader will constantly be on the lookout for new ideas that they can synthesize into a leadership dynamic. Removed from tradition that is not self-created, they will be able to meet challenges with a fresh and growing mind. This process of mind-growing is the “Lure of Becoming,” a phrase coined by Jean Houston, the developer of Social Artistry.
The surest example of mind-changing leadership is found within itself. The definitions of this discipline are constantly changing to accept new ideas. It is a democratic process. Ideas spread through this movement, and they grow and change with every individual.
Going back to the “Lure of Becoming”, that phrase is the duty of the Social Artist, and where art itself can enter the picture. An artist “lures” their audience in. A Social Artist, in a way, lures their audience out, into “becoming.” Thus, the “Lure of Becoming.” A painting, play, sculpture, or musical performance can draw inspiration from any or all cultures, synthesize the influences into a cohesive work, and in turn inspire the audience to do the same, in their own lives, with their own expertise. Social Artistry draws diverse people in, as well as diverse influences.
Social Artistry can be used for both social and individual purposes. Ideally, a Social Artist will to become a better human, in addition to working with other humans to build a better world. A Social Artist will discover the meaning behind themselves, they will grow and and lead others to do the same.
This world is constantly changing due to diverse influences in nature. The wind blows strange plants to new environments, and they evolve to fit, while maintaining some of their past nature. Why should humans not do the same? Why should humans not evolve, but more than that, why should we not direct our evolution?
Photography today has been overrun with automation so much so that words such as shutter, aperture and the like have virtually become extinct. A lot of the equipment on the market hardly needs any expertise to use. For those who want to understand photography well, it is important to know how the major parts of the SLR based cameras work.
Professional photographers will not let cameras determine the exposure of photographs and instead they will adjust the shutter speed, aperture and lighting accordingly in order to determine the final exposure. Without making these adjustments, the camera usually just uses default settings that produce medium tone.
The shutter is a sort of flap that is positioned within the body of the camera and which opens up, allowing light to reach either the film (analog cameras) or light sensors (digital cameras) from the lens. Shutter speed is hence the amount of time that the shutter takes to open and close. The time is usually measured in fractions of seconds; hence the values may appear as 1/500 or 500 to represent 500th of a second. Shutter speed has a great effect on the sharpness of the image and usually the higher the shutter speed, the sharper the image. To get a good final picture, the right amount of light has to reach the sensors or film and this is why a fast shutter speed will just allow the right amount of light to capture a moving object clearly. Shutter speed can also be used to create and effect on the final image for instance if you want to emphasize motion on a moving object you can set a lower shutter speed which will create a sort of blur that signifies movement.
Aperture and light are all related and they can be synchronized accordingly to achieve the desired outcome. The aperture refers to a diaphragm-like opening within the photographic lens and determines how much light will be sent through the shutter when a shot is taken. It opens up in a circular manner and the aperture size refers to the measurement of this opening when shooting. It greatly determines the outcome of a picture by determining the depth of field and the quality of the final exposure. The aperture works much like the pupil of the human eye which regulates the initial amount of light that gets into the eyeball by either increasing or decreasing in diameter. This ultimately influences the quality of image that the viewer sees.
The key to a good photograph is how much light is passes through the camera and once you learn how to adjust the shutter speed, aperture and flash, you will be sure to capture great photographs.
Some Record label executives use promises of fame and a luxurious lifestyle to trick naïve talent into signing a contract on the terms that they specify.
One thing big music executives don’t want you to know is how they exploit naïve young artists who haven’t yet been signed to a record label. To keep the flow of talent and ambitious young individuals constant, top executives perpetually paint an image of the music industry that appeals to the popular culture and influences adolescents to want to be performers one day.
New artists are often too naïve to see that they are merely seen as tools to bring in more income for their newfound record labels. In his article entitled “The Problem With Music”, Steve Albini, who is known for producing Nirvana’s “In Utero” reveals that every record label on the search for new artists has a high profile agent responsible for providing a comfortable face to win the prospective band or artist over and get a deal memo signed.
Steve describes the dangers of this little memo that big music executives don’t want you to know, saying: “The spookiest thing about this harmless sounding little memo, is that it is, for all legal purposes, a binding document. That is, once the band signs it, they are under obligation to conclude a deal with the label. If the label presents them with a contract that the band doesn’t want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength.”
The big executives in music are aware of this strength and leverage it in every decision involving their artists, particularly in the area concerning revenue. As Steve broke down the true costs of producing, going on tour, and marketing, he sheds light on the band members’ true earnings. He reveals after the example band is ¼ of the way through their hypothetical contract and has made the music industry nearly three million dollars richer, they have sill individually earned approximately one third of what they would have earned had they simply worked at a gas stations.
Examples like this are not uncommon in the music industry, as there are an abundance of aspiring musicians signing away their creative freedom to record labels with big executives that are so concerned with profit and wealth that they exploit those who don’t know any better.
This may seem unethical and you may believe that there should be something done to stop this from happening, but stories like these have been circulating the music industry for decades. There are also rumors that the Illuminati has control over the top executives of large record labels, but we’ll save that topic for another time.