MATSUI Shigeru is a poet. Born in 1975, he was a member of "Creating 21st century art forms based on digital media" (CREST Research) – a project headed by FUJIHATA Masaki – from 2006 until 2010. He participated in the survey research for the "Concrete Poetry of Niikuni Seiichi: Between Poetry and Art" Exhibition (The National Museum of Art) which was held in 2008. Since 2009 he has been conducting "Research on Tactile Design Using Phonological and Sensory Images." He is currently a specially appointed researcher in the Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts.