Jens Harder, born in 1970 in Germany, studied graphic arts in Berlin. In 1999 he founded an art group called "Monogatari." He published Ruwen Strips Naked and Aera in 1999 Hotelfuhrer Neue Mitte and Electricite Marseille in 2000. His other work includes: Leviathan (2003) and The City God (2006). A monograph on Jens Harder's work was published in 2007 under the title MIKROmakro. Alpha is the first volume of a trilogy, upcoming are Beta 1: Ancient Civilizations and Beta 2: Modern Civilizations.