Markus Metz was born in Oberstdorf in 1958 and studied Publishing, Politics and Drama Theory at the FU Berlin. He is an independent journalist and author. Together with Georg Seeßlen he has written four books so far, three of which appeared in 2012. Metz and Seeßlen coined the term »Blödmaschinen« (»stupid machines«). In their works they discuss contemporary social forms and body images, ethics and aethestics, and the concept of progress as expressed by the media. Metz lives in Munich.