FORA.tv Speaker - Andy Bichlbaum
Jacque Servin (also known as Andy Bichlbaum) is one of the leading members of The Yes Men, a culture jamming activist group. Their exploits in "identity correction" are documented in the films The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World. As Ray Thomas, he is a co-founder of RTMark.
A former Maxis employee, he was fired after secretly adding code into the game SimCopter that would cause sprites of males in swimming trunks kissing each other to appear on certain dates. This was not discovered until after the game had been published. The resulting media storm, which Servin says he didn't expect, inspired him to start RTMark, a bulletin board for similar actions, but whose goal was to get attention for under-reported issues.
Servin is also the author of two books of short stories, published with FC2.
He teaches as an assistant professor in subversion at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
04.27.10 | 01:04:22 min
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