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

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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 EveryDayPrint.com, 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

* Achieved reputation as Open Source visionarys with interviews by Interactive Week, Infoworld, Fortune Technology, Open magazine among others.
* National Columnist on Money Matters for Gather.com.
* 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 Rhizome.org.
* 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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PUBPAT CHALLENGES DATA COMPRESSION PATENT


PUBPAT CHALLENGES DATA COMPRESSION PATENT TO PROTECT JPEG FORMAT: Patent
Office Provided New Evidence Proving Patent Asserted Against
International Standard Is Invalid

NEW YORK -- November 16, 2005 -- The Public Patent Foundation ("PUBPAT")
filed a formal request with the United States Patent and Trademark
Office today to revoke Compression Labs Inc.'s patent on data
compression that the company is widely asserting against an
international standard for the electronic sharing of photo-quality
images. In its filing, PUBPAT submitted previously unseen prior art
showing that the patent, which was issued in 1987, was not new and, as
such, should be revoked.

"CLI is using the '672 patent to harass anyone that implements the Joint
Photographic Experts Group ('JPEG') format," states PUBPAT's Request for
Ex Parte Reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672. "CLI's aggressive
assertion of the '672 patent is causing substantial public harm by
threatening this international standard on which the public relies."

Forgent Networks Inc. (Nasdaq:FORG) acquired Compression Labs in 1997
and began an aggressive campaign of asserting the '672 patent roughly a
year and a half ago, a decade after the patent was originally issued, by
filing infringement lawsuits against dozens of companies that offer the
public products or services relating to electronic image creation or
distribution. Despite having a fledgling software offering, the
assertion of patents is Forgent Networks' principal business activity.

"Forgent Networks is a classic example of the new and rapidly growing
trend of patent holders that do nothing more than sue people who make
products or services available to the public," said Dan Ravicher,
PUBPAT's Executive Director. "Unfortunately, the patent system allows
for such perverse behavior because it cares more about patent holders
than it does the public."

PUBPAT's Request for Ex Parte Reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672
can be found at http://www.pubpat.org/Protecting.htm.

Contact:

Daniel Ravicher, Executive Director, Public Patent Foundation: (212)
796-0570; info@pubpat.org; www.pubpat.org.

About PUBPAT:

The Public Patent Foundation ("PUBPAT") is a not-for-profit legal
services organization working to protect the public from the harms
caused by the patent system, particularly the harms caused by wrongly
issued patents and unsound patent policy. PUBPAT provides the general
public and those specific persons or businesses otherwise deprived of
access to the system governing patents, with representation, advocacy,
and education. To be kept informed of PUBPAT News, subscribe to the
PUBPAT News List by sending an email with "subscribe" in the subject
line to news-request@pubpat.org. To be removed from the PUBPAT News
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news-request@pubpat.org.

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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Re: The Hotmails Performance


geeezzzz your so twisted, but kind of sketchy. wonder boys bred to eat
tomatoes and mayo. All I can think of is retreaded tires. In geek
speak married to bronx talk - > do you grok dat?

joseph

The HotMailsxzz wrote:

> thnx for the art tipzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
>
>zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !
>
>
>
>joseph mcelroy wrote:
>
>
>
>>Maybe even automate it and jump out in the pit and dance (or mosh or
>>whatever the hell there is to do)
>>joseph
>>
>>Pall Thayer wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>It's always fun to see comments from people who want to
>>>
>>>
>>revolutionize
>>
>>
>>>something that they obviously know very little about.
>>>
>>>But then again, maybe the idea is to rile people up in true punk
>>>fashion.
>>>
>>>You know, if they organized their samples in a well designed
>>>
>>>
>>database
>>
>>
>>>it would make it much easier for them to access them :-)
>>>
>>>Pall
>>>
>>>On 26.10.2005, at 10:04, joseph mcelroy wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>1>evolve Internet Art from that of a dry archival database
>>>>
>>>>2>The Hotmails audio works are computerized compositions made out
>>>>
>>>>
>>of
>>
>>
>>>>samples taken from classic and contemporary punk and metal bands
>>>>
>>>>3>hahahahahahahahahahaha
>>>>
>>>>joseph
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>voipunk@thehotmails.com wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Performance: Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 8:00 pm
>>>>>Helen Pitt Gallery
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>The Hotmails
>>>>>
>>>>>The Hotmails is an Internet punk project produced by
>>>>>internationally exhibiting
>>>>>Media Artists Alberto Guedea (Mexico) and Jeremy Turner (Canada).
>>>>>For this project, Turner and Guedea perform as an Internet punk
>>>>>band in
>>>>>attempts to evolve Internet Art from that of a dry archival
>>>>>database to a
>>>>>rebellious purveyor of direct experience―as performance art.
>>>>>
>>>>>The Hotmails audio works are computerized compositions made out of
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>>samples
>>>>>taken from classic and contemporary punk and metal bands that
>>>>>accentuate
>>>>>and investigate the nostalgic cliches surrounding the Punk
>>>>>aesthetic and sensibility.
>>>>>Considered the first VoIPUNK project on the Net, The Hotmails
>>>>>stream from
>>>>>Vancouver, through the Hotmail voice-chat service MSN and other
>>>>>Voice-Over
>>>>>Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms (Skype, Google Talk), to
>>>>>galleries, artist-run
>>>>>centres and happenings around the world.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>http://thehotmails.com
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Helen Pitt Gallery
>>>>>102-148 Alexander Street
>>>>>Vancouver, B.C.
>>>>>V6A 1B5 Canada
>>>>>T: (604) 681-6740
>>>>>
>>>>>http://helenpittgallery.org
>>>>>http://helenpittgallery.org/events.htm
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DISCUSSION

Re: The Hotmails Performance


Maybe even automate it and jump out in the pit and dance (or mosh or
whatever the hell there is to do)
joseph

Pall Thayer wrote:

> It's always fun to see comments from people who want to revolutionize
> something that they obviously know very little about.
>
> But then again, maybe the idea is to rile people up in true punk
> fashion.
>
> You know, if they organized their samples in a well designed database
> it would make it much easier for them to access them :-)
>
> Pall
>
> On 26.10.2005, at 10:04, joseph mcelroy wrote:
>
>> 1>evolve Internet Art from that of a dry archival database
>>
>> 2>The Hotmails audio works are computerized compositions made out of
>> samples taken from classic and contemporary punk and metal bands
>>
>> 3>hahahahahahahahahahaha
>>
>> joseph
>>
>>
>> voipunk@thehotmails.com wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Performance: Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 8:00 pm
>>> Helen Pitt Gallery
>>>
>>>
>>> The Hotmails
>>>
>>> The Hotmails is an Internet punk project produced by
>>> internationally exhibiting
>>> Media Artists Alberto Guedea (Mexico) and Jeremy Turner (Canada).
>>> For this project, Turner and Guedea perform as an Internet punk
>>> band in
>>> attempts to evolve Internet Art from that of a dry archival
>>> database to a
>>> rebellious purveyor of direct experience―as performance art.
>>>
>>> The Hotmails audio works are computerized compositions made out of
>>> samples
>>> taken from classic and contemporary punk and metal bands that
>>> accentuate
>>> and investigate the nostalgic cliches surrounding the Punk
>>> aesthetic and sensibility.
>>> Considered the first VoIPUNK project on the Net, The Hotmails
>>> stream from
>>> Vancouver, through the Hotmail voice-chat service MSN and other
>>> Voice-Over
>>> Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms (Skype, Google Talk), to
>>> galleries, artist-run
>>> centres and happenings around the world.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://thehotmails.com
>>>
>>>
>>> Helen Pitt Gallery
>>> 102-148 Alexander Street
>>> Vancouver, B.C.
>>> V6A 1B5 Canada
>>> T: (604) 681-6740
>>>
>>> http://helenpittgallery.org
>>> http://helenpittgallery.org/events.htm
>>> +
>>> -> post: list@rhizome.org
>>> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
>>> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/preferences/
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>>> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
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>>> 29.php
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>>>
>>
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>
>
>
> --
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> p_thay@alcor.concordia.ca
> http://www.this.is/pallit
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: The Hotmails Performance


1>evolve Internet Art from that of a dry archival database

2>The Hotmails audio works are computerized compositions made out of
samples taken from classic and contemporary punk and metal bands

3>hahahahahahahahahahaha

joseph

voipunk@thehotmails.com wrote:

>Performance: Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 8:00 pm
>Helen Pitt Gallery
>
>
>The Hotmails
>
>The Hotmails is an Internet punk project produced by internationally exhibiting
>Media Artists Alberto Guedea (Mexico) and Jeremy Turner (Canada).
>For this project, Turner and Guedea perform as an Internet punk band in
>attempts to evolve Internet Art from that of a dry archival database to a
>rebellious purveyor of direct experience―as performance art.
>
>The Hotmails audio works are computerized compositions made out of samples
>taken from classic and contemporary punk and metal bands that accentuate
>and investigate the nostalgic cliches surrounding the Punk aesthetic and sensibility.
>Considered the first VoIPUNK project on the Net, The Hotmails stream from
>Vancouver, through the Hotmail voice-chat service MSN and other Voice-Over
>Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms (Skype, Google Talk), to galleries, artist-run
>centres and happenings around the world.
>
>
>http://thehotmails.com
>
>
>Helen Pitt Gallery
>102-148 Alexander Street
>Vancouver, B.C.
>V6A 1B5 Canada
>T: (604) 681-6740
>
>http://helenpittgallery.org
>http://helenpittgallery.org/events.htm
>+
>-> post: list@rhizome.org
>-> questions: info@rhizome.org
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>
>
>

DISCUSSION

Re: more on: Bronx Library


The title of the piece is "How do you envision your piece working?" And
it is sure not a critique of the Library system. It is one small part
of a larger performance, part of which you can see at
www.corporatepa.com, www.brotherhood-direct.com, www.thetammi.org (under
construction), www.electrichands.com and others to follow. These are
the answer to the question "what does it take to..." What comes after
the "..." includes hegemony.

And I think you have a pretty poor opinion of other artists - assuming
that they are pitiful voices plaintively complaining their lot and not
doing the work to obtain their objectives. That prejudice just seeps
out of your analysis - much like the guy at the Rotary club asking why
we don't make jails into profit centers.

best
joseph mcelroy

miklos@sympatico.ca wrote:

>
> "/anyway, one of the library administrators, a Bob Bellinger (*) *for
> some >unspecified reason rejected it - perhaps because the peice
> explicitly stated that we were >interested in investigating whether
> the library is an agent of hegomony/".
>
> What does that word mean?
>
> -------------------------
> Main Entry: * he