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: Guilds

> Joseph, all I hope is that if there ever is a noble guild-system that you get
> to be in it.

Me too. I am working on it.

> I support unions across the board. Unionization globally needs to be wieghed
> with diplomacy, not hostility. Unions carry a heavy burden.

I like Guild better than Union - proactive rather than reactive. Producers
controlling Marketers sound good to me.

> But so does management. The Street is scared that books have been cooked.
> How much goodwill can there be?

Bunch of empire builders, building on tricks of accountants - Mel Brooks is
popular again. Corporations were meant to build power plants and factories,
not to create another feudal system (stock options are not stock, if you are
fired, you lose your options - you have to be loyal to the lord). Institutions
are about the same (piss off a curator - do you get grants?)

> Also if you start a union of artists I'll work at union wages on principle.

Someone else is starting it. I am thinking about joining up.



Re: Mating for Life: Jess Loseby @

It is only good grovelling if it is done in public.


(closest thing to chic I have been is standing next to a fashion poster on the

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


Re: Robots put on Talent Show - ArtBots First of a Kind

Wow! Artbots sound so cool. Do you need a corporate sponsor? Do you suppose
one of the robots could be made with two left hands. This could be our
corporate logo. Anyway, let me know.

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