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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Re: Surveillance Camera Players DID NOT come to Soho

Quoting "+ lo_y. +" <>:

> ( + i was not allowed to fill in my real age )

As if I could ever tell...

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



I am little timid about my work sometimes" she said. I nodded my head with
near total oblivion, conscious only because conscience required it. I listen to
Blue Ice Water Radio in the background. Underground blues. "This house is
going rock" he sings to the slide guitar. I rock back and forth in my chair.
The chair from which I tore off the arms because the metal was pinching my legs
and I was getting tired of sitting with pain. Long hours of sitting, playing
with a keyboard and mouse that has gone bad. I hate a mouse. I hate an
interface in a square box. Now the music starts again, a faster tune. "Who are
you baby?, I want a tell you something... Come here baby, I want to whisper in
your ear." I am grooving now, thinking about a movie we just saw called "Time
Out." Who the fuck needs a job? Stupid definition of a life, living on a
payroll. I didn't call anybody a pig fucker, though I might. I've seen what a
sheep fucker looks like, hips boots all the time. Makes me shudder to think of
the squish. Better to listen to the music - "it'd be hard to miss you baby,
with my pistol in your mouth" Shoot up em up, bang bang. No action in the
movie, just talk about sagging tits. It was the same theatre we saw the porn
movie last year...what a film palace showing porn as art. Just
wanting some bucks for fucks. "Playing with friends! We will have a good time
playing with my friends"...sing it buddy. Who the hell are you? Did you record
this song for money or fame? You are such a good actor. But I am glad you did.
Who cares if you are good or rotten human being. Just hang out with Hank and
sing some damn fine songs. You can smoke if you want to, cause you don't wear
a turtleneck. I'd wear turtlenecks, but they make my tits look like they sag.
I imagine how cool I would look if I were much smaller, all in black, smoking
cloves, hanging out in cafes in chairs that fit and don't hurt my legs. I bet
you I could hold my arm at the perfect ninety degree angle, wrist back, slow
curl of smoke coming from the perfectly poised cigarette in my first two
fingers. "Any more, and I could live like a king..." a slow melody, makes me
smile with how apropos - almost as if I made it up. But perhaps I am too timid
for that, too weak to make up little lies and false personas and grand
illusions and invisibal uhauls and nameless nobodies and ideologies and felt
suits and Texas ranches and religious convictions and buddist statues and
academic theories about serious questions and visions and all sorts of other
tactics to convince people that I am the future and the mystery of life when
all I actually am is another person who eats and shits the same way everybody
else does. I wonder when that first shaman picked up a stick and started
writing on walls, when that first warrior talked about the mystical buffalo and
got to be chief, when that first schizophrenec talked about a vision of god
telling his people to kill in his name, if they realized what a problem they
had created. You know that sheep-fucker, when they caught him, he never blamed
it on anybody and never asked for forgiveness from a mystical power. I can
respect that.

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


Re: [thingist] It reads pretty damn good for autopoetic sketchwork

Actually,to make it easier, genius2000 results location:

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


Re: The Genius 2000 Survey

> Just checking out the results page at the Survey. I'm very pleased with the
> execution of the collaboration, in which Joseph of Electric Hands. Inc.
> formatted various G2K Network topics for a new Survey. Joseph designed the
> entry forms and the software for archiving the answers.

Thanks for the flowers, but without the soil, nothing would have grown.

> So as a formal piece, in my opinion it is a success. It would be interesting
> to see whether a Museum or collector would just buy and maintain the url--is
> that the plan, buy and maintain, or collective bargaining, or c zanni's deal?

Another alternative, the same tech can be used for various orgs and coms. Get
commerce to happen, after initial productions costs covered, plus profit for
marketing company rest goes to producer community ... perhaps guild. Producer
community pays to maintain and support members who are temporarily not
producing. Somebody sell surveys!!!!

> However, if we are in situation where production costs are marginally zero,
> independence will remain the norm for most net artists.

This is an interesting question for Mark Napier... you are selling shares in
community based art (50 shares) that will run on servers you maintain. When you
spent the $50K, who is going to pay to support the servers? I imagine that
collectors won't want to pay until they have no option (you are dead) because
they believe in the one-time payment deal. Not to be pessimistic, sounds like
a lawsuit waiting to happen.

> So when artists ask for political economy, it's dissent, and when they ask
> for cognitive economy, it's still a request for time/value/money what have
> you.

Make em pay all three. Or it will be like that dude from Merrill Lynch says -
"it only matters to retail and the press."

> and a half, so I would ask Joseph, can you host the thumbnails (not the
> larger images, they can stay with FB).


> I think most artists just want their art to help people. If you can
> reconcile selling with that goal, then you do it, otherwise you're one of
> those artists who want the cash

I don't think there is a problem with wanting it all, just which order.

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


You have got to be kidding...

This was just too funny... next year the "Net.Art Neurotic" cruise. Maybe this
could be a way to pay for :) John, Mark, Liza, Max, etc are you up for
it? :)))))) I could do a little tap dancing to entertain...can anybody sing?


Linux Lunacy" Preps for Linus at Sea

Ever wish you could get alone (and far away) with Linus Torvalds to discuss
your latest brainstorm for adding more punch to Linux?

Well, pinch yourself. Geek Cruises has lined up Torvalds to participate on its
upcoming "Linux Lunacy" high-tech tutorial cruise this fall (October 20-27).
Other top appdev minds from Open Source -- Linux, Perl, security and Embedded
Systems are "on board" for the event.

Torvalds will engage in what is billed as a "1 hour Q&A" with attendees to
share his latest insights, but cruise organizers expect opportunities for some
informal shipboard chats with the Linux creator. "Linus will be aboard for the
whole cruise and will be around to meet and chat with people," said Capt. Neil
Bauman, cruise and conference producer for Linux Lunacy. "But we want to make
sure attendees know that he'll have his family with him. He's on vacation too."

Shipmates shouldn't feel slighted, though. Other Open Source stars are on-

- - Theodore T'so, a member of IBM's Linux Technology Center, presents hands-on
technical training sessions in Linux. T'so, wrote the first POSIX compiler for
Linux (which came in version 0.10). T'SO is also a founding member of Free
Standards Group.
- - Python creator Guido von Rossom, presents a full day of scripting and
content creation, including a look at techniques for Linux system
administration. Rossom is now director of Python Labs at Zope Corp., creators
of the Zope web applications platform; and