Tara Mateik is a member of The Society of Biological Insurgents (SBI, pronounced \spi\), a cell organization that seeks to overthrow institutions of compulsory gender. Mateik explores the politicized forms of gender variance through biological intervention and direct action. A media artist and activist in New York, Mateik’s videos and collective productions have screened internationally. As coordinator of the video collective, Paper Tiger Television, he collaboratively advocated dozens of alternative media production and distribution initiatives. Mateik has contributed to the publications Felix: A Journal of Media Arts and Culture and LTTR.