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

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BIO
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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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Arts Intolerance: Emily Jacir/Ulrich MuseumWichita


Cinque wrote:

>>
>> I have so much faith in art. I have so much faith in creation. I know
>> that
>> it flourishes even in the most repressive political regimes (to wit,
>> Zimbabwe, Eastern Europe...think of the art Cuba has produced). I
>> have so
>> much faith in art, and so much faith in the talent of Miss Jacir that I
>> believe her work can survive--can thrive even--in a riotous, noisy,
>> unpolished marketplace of ideas. And if it doesn't, well then so be it.
>> History has a way of disposing of that which is useless to it
>
Rationalism defending cowardness ... would you make the same defense
for someone bigger than you kicking the shit out of you so that you
passed out and could not recite some poetry? Of course, rational
debate is not the point - you have "faith"

sheesh...an art fundamentalist... a wolf in black sheep clothing.

The reason art survives in repressive political regimes is because
people FIGHT to have it survive.

joseph mcelroy

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Arts Intolerance: Emily Jacir/Ulrich Museum Wichita


Being in the South Bronx brings out my hard edge....

So perhaps the Jewish Federation or the Wichita Jewish Community School.
needs some posters and other literature - to protect their children from
a one-sided version of current events.... a non-profit, even privately
funded, exists to serve the public good... it pays no taxes...so if both
viewpoints are necessary in an art institution, it is necessary
everywhere - only makes sense to follow their own logic...

February 14 brought happy hearts when members and guests of the
Brotherhood of Congregation Emanu-El hosted their seventh annual
Brotherhood Roast in the social hall. *Judy Press* was the roastee this
year, with most subject matter centering on the many roles she plays as
executive director of the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation and Wichita
Jewish Community School.

joseph mcelroy

Joy Garnett wrote:

> wow. you rock; remind me nevver to get on your bad side joseph!
>
>
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, joseph mcelroy wrote:
>
>> So we have those who want to be practical and live with the world as
>> it exists, and those who want to scream and protest, scolding those
>> of practical interests, yet providing no actual avenues of useful
>> proaction. The fanatical right live with their ideals and take
>> practical actions, with long term strategy and effective tactics, to
>> acheive them. To throw up our hands and live in the world being
>> built for us but not by us (us being the term for the progressive
>> minded) is stupido. To scream and whine, tactics without strategy,
>> is stupido. So let us form effective strategies - how can we affect
>> the bottom line of the musuem and university? How can we cause more
>> financial damage than $1.5 million a donor is threatening to
>> withdraw? Is there other donors we can influence? Are their
>> government or non-profit financial interests being affected? Could a
>> campaign illustrating the backwardness of the university influence
>> students to go to competing institutions? Can the donor threatening
>> to withhold funds be hurt financially by some efforts on our part?
>> Let us go about practically acheiving our ideals.
>>
>> "If they pull a knife, you pull a gun. If they put one of ours in the
>> hospital, we put one of theirs in the morgue" Sean Connery in the
>> Untouchables.
>>
>> Metaphorically speaking of course. Is there anybody out there
>> actually taking this further than a scream and whine campaign?
>> Outrage needs to be funneled into an appropriate tool for combatting
>> the forces of idiocy.
>>
>> joseph mcelroy
>>
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> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
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> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> -> visit: on Fridays the Rhizome.org web site is open to non-members
> +
> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php
>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Arts Intolerance: Emily Jacir/Ulrich Museum Wichita


So we have those who want to be practical and live with the world as it
exists, and those who want to scream and protest, scolding those of
practical interests, yet providing no actual avenues of useful
proaction. The fanatical right live with their ideals and take
practical actions, with long term strategy and effective tactics, to
acheive them. To throw up our hands and live in the world being built
for us but not by us (us being the term for the progressive minded) is
stupido. To scream and whine, tactics without strategy, is stupido. So
let us form effective strategies - how can we affect the bottom line of
the musuem and university? How can we cause more financial damage than
$1.5 million a donor is threatening to withdraw? Is there other donors
we can influence? Are their government or non-profit financial interests
being affected? Could a campaign illustrating the backwardness of the
university influence students to go to competing institutions? Can the
donor threatening to withhold funds be hurt financially by some efforts
on our part? Let us go about practically acheiving our ideals.

"If they pull a knife, you pull a gun. If they put one of ours in the
hospital, we put one of theirs in the morgue" Sean Connery in the
Untouchables.

Metaphorically speaking of course.

Is there anybody out there actually taking this further than a scream
and whine campaign? Outrage needs to be funneled into an appropriate
tool for combatting the forces of idiocy.

joseph mcelroy

EVENT

an evening of protest with Henry Chalfant


Dates:
Wed Oct 27, 2004 00:00 - Fri Oct 22, 2004

an evening of protest with Henry Chalfant

Wednesday, October 27 7pm

The Point , 940 Garrison Ave, The Bronx

contact: 718-542-4139 ext 50

cclark@thepoint.org

http://www.thepoint.org

VIEWING of "Visit Palestine"

and

CLOSING of " Art is not a Crime" Hip Hop photos

by

HENRY CHALFANT

and

TALK with the ARTIST

"Visit Palestine" is a 54 minute documentary made in 2000 when Clafant visited a communitty art center (much like The Point in the Bronx), in Bethlehem, West Bank. This center is in a Palestinian refugee camp. This film and a 16 minute intro narrate a 10-day visit of a group of Americans to Bethlehem in 2000, sponsored by M.A.D.R.E to educate Americans on this concflict. The intro places the story in the context of Chalfant's personal connection to Israel.

Join The POINT in this opportunity to meet Henry Chalfant and experience his journey as a photogrphar and film maker of conscience.

Henry Chalfant's "Art is Not a Crime" documents 25 years of graffiti art all over New York City capturing neighborhood kids in b-boy poses, DJs in park jams,
and other scenes from New York City's Hip-Hop culture. These photos tell the story of how kids with little in the way of manufactured goods and organized activities were able to improvise with a boundless capacity for invention and create a new youth culture that continues to reverberate around the world.

This exhibition was part of the Imagine festival of art and ideas during the time of the Republican convention


EVENT

South Bronx Networking PARTY


Dates:
Tue Nov 23, 2004 00:00 - Wed Oct 13, 2004

A free, quarterly networking event held @ The POINT CDC. The goal of these events is to bring a new awareness to area businesses, creative professionals and cultural venues, and to promote the Bronx as an excellent place to generate new opportunities.

Date: Thursday Dec. 2, 2004
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: The POINT CDC
940 Garrison Ave - entrance on Manida St
718-542-4139
For more info, please call Donna McElroy @ 646-279-2309
Join Corporate Performance Artists, The POINT and featured hostess Rhina Valentin in welcoming business owners, artists, and community members to an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment. Participate in raffles for exciting prizes!! Ample parking available on Garrison Ave.