joseph mcelroy
Since 2002
Works in New York United States of America

The McElroys are a husband and wife collaborative artist, technology, and business team who bring significant artistic, technology and community development skills to Corporate Performance Artists. Joseph, is a graduate of Computer Science from Duke University and a former team leader at IBM. He has been a CEO of several companies, and has been responsible for raising $2 million to fund a startup company called, which while part of the dot-com boom and bust, he managed to bring to profitability and which still survives to this day.

Donna was an operations manager and PR specialist in the firms they have started together. She has recently been credited by several business leaders in the Bronx as being "top spokesperson for the Bronx." She is active in many community development projects, such as participating on the Board of the Bruckner Arts and Antique District, and working to promote many Bronx activities through an online newsletter called Cupcake Kaleidoscope.

Joseph was the leader of the Open Source Sig for the New York Software Industry Association. And was track co-chair for Open Source at the 2001 New York Software Industry Summit. He was on the advisory board for PostgreSql, Inc - the leading Open Source Database and has had articles published by Lutris Technologies and Open Magazine on Open Source business models and technology solutions. He is a database expert with extensive Fortune 500 experience. Among other awards, he won an IBM Division Award for Technical Excellence.

From magazine "Open" issue September 2001 - "The McElroys kick open the doors of old business models and capitalize on what they believe." The McElroys have achieved re-known as Open Source visionaries with interviews by Interactive Week, Infoworld, Fortune Technology, Open magazine, and others. Joseph and Donna make no claims of divine insight, but in review by Lewis Lacock, it is said, "that this dynamic duo of art are the closest things we have to true shamans today". They are doing their best to pursue the knowledge to support such claims someday.


* Achieved reputation as Open Source visionarys with interviews by Interactive Week, Infoworld, Fortune Technology, Open magazine among others.
* National Columnist on Money Matters for
* Judge for the Advanced Technical Categories of the Emmys.
* Successfully raised $2 million funding for startup.
* Successfully built and sold two technology businesses.
* First Entry into the Multimedia wing of the Museum of Computer Art.
* Artwork collected by the Library at Cornell University.
* Artwork in the collection of
* Developed first ever Exhibition Catalog completely on CD Rom. Done for Alternative Museum. Reviewed by New York Times.
* Selected to attend first ever Summer Institute for Performance Art at The Kitchen in NYC.
* IBM Division Award for Technical Excellence.
* Various academic, mathematic and scholarship awards. Attended Duke University on a full scholarship in mathematics.
* Poetry published in various journals. Art exhibited in museum shows.
* Certificate of Artistic Excellence from Congressman Jose Serrano.
* Recognized by Bronx Borough President Aldofo Carrion for contributions to the community.
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Free+Not Free+Lancers

Looking for free
web work
programming work
database work.
If intern
The Bronx.
able to
fix fee price
from sketchy

performance and show opportunities.




Suffering to justify madness, animal madness.
I kick the car that runs over me, breaking my toe.
Justified that my body is broken.

It is the mind space, we have run out of room.
Elbows and fists are flying in the same cramped quarters.
Silly people, justifying their suffering with more.

Artists! Create new space!
It is the responsibility.
Stop wasting space
On virtual realities
And vain glories.

Redefine capitalism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism, fundamentalism, religion, politics, sports, arts, hearts.

What does it take to be a successful person?
King of a tribe?
Redefine tribalism.
Your tribe did not hurt my tribe.
My tribe did not hurt your tribe.

My tribe just ceased to exist. Long live my tribe.


nikola pilipovic wrote:

> >You are scared and seek to scare, the resolution of which is pain and
> destruction... little men with fists beating their chests like chimps,
> thowing bombs like
> >monkeys, spitting words like snakes, dying for causes like nags. All
> are
> small.... in the USA and Out.
> >Stop being scared and trying to scare.
> >joseph
> Your words are almost intelligent.But,obviously you don't read MANIK's
> txt.Be kind and read that snakes words below.
> And(we don't need anything else to tell you Joseph,buy!)we want to add
> instead U.S.A----U.S.A ADMINISTRATION.That mean not,repeat,not all
> American
> people.
> So,
> Date is 2 March 2004;2,16PM-Rhizome_Raw
> "Every philosopher thinking about dead and how to die."(Platon)
> Brain,as a scientifically constructed object,could not be anything
> else
> except
> object for education and created mind in general sense:gnosis and
> praxis.
> Knowledge,power and I are triple root of mind
> problematization.But,based on
> knowledge,as a problem,thinking mean to look,and to speak.Mind is in
> disjunction between locking and talking.Every time we hawed to find
> their
> relation.
> Gnostic have only one argument against skeptic;skeptic indifference is
> fools
> when they chose bread instead rock for food.That argument make the
> world go
> around-permanent production from food to weapon...Word ethic is
> something
> like ghost- body supporting life and compromise all history of ,so
> called,



You are scared and seek to scare, the resolution of which is pain and destruction... little men with fists beating their chests like chimps, thowing bombs like monkeys, spitting words like snakes, dying for causes like nags. All are small.... in the USA and Out.

Stop being scared and trying to scare.


nikola pilipovic wrote:

> To all Rhizomers:
> Tonight Shiptar's(Kosovo Albanians) terrorist killed Serbs in
> Kosovo.As the=
> ir Master's Americans(1999 from air) they do that like beast:thousand
> of Sh=
> iptars killed Serbs civilian's(unarmed,without international
> protection).De=
> stroyed orthodox churches,Serb's houses...
> We called all (fools) humanitarian on Rhizome to keep Joy(or whatever
> his/h=
> er name is with his stupid and idiotic painting with his pathetic
> glory) an=
> d pay they precious attention to next:
> America produced terrorism!
> Responsibility for all victims is Americans!
> It's time to see killer ayes.
> Killer is U.S.A!
> So,is there anyone to denied this acclaim?


Distorted Molotov

Hey, perhaps it actually occurred there!!


Patrick said...

Very strange...
I recently bought this one from a Chinese artist...



[Fwd: PUBPAT News: PUBPAT Announces Conference Call Regarding Widely Asserted Computer Card Game Patents]

PUBPAT Announces Conference Call Regarding Widely Asserted Computer Card
Game Patents Parties Receiving Letters Regarding Goldberg Computer Card Game Patents Invited to Participate

NEW YORK -- The Public Patent Foundation ("PUBPAT") announced today that it will host a conference call to discuss computer card game patents currently being widely asserted against individuals and small businesses.

"Although computer card games may not be a vital technology, there is a
strong public interest in ensuring that those asserting patents do not
attempt to take advantage of individuals and small businesses who do not
have access to patent counsel," said PUBPAT Executive Director Dan Ravicher, a registered patent attorney. "We are hosting the conference call in order to educate interested parties so that they can better understand, but not be overly intimidated by, assertions of patent infringement."

The patents, U.S. Patents Nos. 5,823,879, 6,183,366, and 6,264,560, are
owned by Sheldon Goldberg and are the subject of letters sent by Goldberg's attorney to many online computer game distributors in recent weeks. The letters claim that the recipient is infringing the patents, which Goldberg's attorney states do not just cover computer card games, but "are broadly directed to network-based presentations, i.e. changing advertising such as pop-up advertising or rotating banners, in connection with network services." A copy of one such letter is available from the Chilling Effects website.

"Whether the Goldberg patents are valid and infringed by every recipient of the letters is impossible to determine at this time," Ravicher said.
"However, statistics show that only about half of all asserted patents are
valid, and, of the half that are valid, only half of those are infringed."

The PUBPAT Goldberg Patent Assertion Conference Call will be held on
February 19, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Dial-in information will be distributed to those who contact PUBPAT and show that they either have received a letter asserting the Goldberg computer card game patents or otherwise have a significant interest in the matter.


Daniel Ravicher, Executive Director, Public Patent Foundation: 917-843-3425;;


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