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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Revenue Strategy for Artists/Non Profits w/ Tech/web

For artists and non-profits who create websites and/or software for freelance
clients or art software with other potential uses, consider packaging your
previous work and building a local reseller network...

Good sources for resellers -
Search for small companies in your area that sell
Point-of-sale equipment
Fulfillment services
Phone systems
Copying machines
Networking services
Network marketing groups
Pre-paid Legal salespeople

It sucks to work with salespeople, but it is better than being an employee or
contract laborer.

Come to my chat at 10:30 am EST Wed on Zanni's site to ask me questions, or
contact me directly.


I have some contracts (but I am NOT a lawyer and do NOT offer legal advice) and
other stuff you might be able to use. Plus advise on how to approach resellers.

BTW - if you answer the surveys at the below URLs, I will make me very happy. (requires Flash 6 Player)

Joseph Franklyn McElroy
Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist]


Shoot the Pieces - more flocking

Cult of the Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist]


Agency signs on digital star Lara Croft

Agency signs on digital star Lara
May 20, 2002
Beverly Hills talent agency
Creative Artists Agency announced
they will represent digitally
animated Lara Croft for new products
and promotional tie-ins.The Lara
Croft character has been featured in
six video games and the "Tomb
Raider" movie. Eidos plans to
release the new "Lara Croft: The

Joseph Franklyn McElroy
Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist]


Re: read_me #1 Voter receives read_me 1.2 audience prize

Give me a second and I will write a filter that blocks audience partipation
voter bots from voting, thus demonstrating vote tampering by authorities.

When is cleverness going to go out of style? It is so f**king boring. Look at
me! Look I smart I am! I can outwit Brer Fox and Brer Bair. I must be Brer

Then Uncle Tom comes along and gives a nice little story to demonstrate the
importance of Brer Rabbit and his cunning little trick.

Damn, we have cultural heros and artists made out of the smart ass rabbits.
And these smart ass rabbits don't do a thing to help old Uncle Tom out,
wherever he might be or whatever trouble he is facing. And if you are not
helping Uncle Tom, what's the point of being tricky? Other than getting a lot
little tales told about you (called publicity). At least a flower painting
looks nice on the wall.

Hippity Hoppity Easter is on its way (I know, wrong rabbit - but what the hell,
Blue Bird is not on my shoulder today)

Oh wait! I can be clever...I will make a rabbit glow! Call it Bri Rabbit
(bright rabbit)... get it? Oh. You say it has been done? OK, next time.

Joseph Franklyn McElroy
Cor[porat]e [Per]form[ance] Art[ist]