Jacques Servin

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Jacques Servin
Jacques Servin at GO-Expo 2007.jpg
Servin presents Exxon's new human flesh-derived "Vivoleum" future fuel at a Keynote Luncheon at the GO-Expo 2007 (Oil and Gas Exposition) in Calgary, Alberta.
Born1963 (age 58–59)[1]
Other namesAndy Bichlbaum, Ray Thomas

Jacques Servin (also known by the pseudonym Andy Bichlbaum; born 1963)[2] is an American media artist and activist. He 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 (2003), The Yes Men Fix the World (2009), and The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014).[3] As Ray Thomas, he is a co-founder of RTMark.[citation needed]

A former Maxis employee, he was fired in 1996 after secretly adding code into the game SimCopter that would cause sprites of men in swimming trunks kissing each other to appear on certain dates.[4][5] He said he did this due to the intolerable working conditions suffered at Maxis.[6][7] This was not discovered until after the game had been published. The resulting media storm, which Servin said he did not expect, inspired him to start RTMark[citation needed], 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,[8][9] published with FC2. Originally from Tucson, Arizona,[2] Servin is a professor at Parsons the New School for Design.[2] He is openly gay.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Yes Men Are Revolting". Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  2. ^ a b c d Diamond, Jamie (2009-10-31). "Prankster With a Purpose". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (2009-10-06). "All Suited Up for Mischief, to Rumple Stuffed Shirts". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  4. ^ "PIXEL GAIETY COSTS JOB". Daily News (New York). 1996-12-08. Archived from the original on 2015-03-08. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
  5. ^ Mirapaul, Matthew (April 30, 1998). "Exploring How San Francisco Became What It Is". The New York Times. Retrieved 2021-03-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "The First Hot Coffee". PC Gamer. Future Publishing. March 2007. p. 62.
  7. ^ "An Interview with Jacques Servin". rtmark. Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. Retrieved 2007-02-17.
  8. ^ http://www.uapress.ua.edu/product/Aviary-Slag,2678.aspx Aviary Slag (1996)
  9. ^ http://www.uapress.ua.edu/product/Mermaids-for-Attila,2640.aspx Mermaids for Attila (1991)

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