Born in 1979. Associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Institute for Liberal Arts. Research specialty is in aesthetic and contemporary art. Ito aspired to becoming a biologist yet decided to transfer to liberal arts in her third year of university. Finished her course at The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology and Faculty of Letters with enough credit to graduate in 2010. The author of "How Blind People See the World (Me no Mienai Hito wa Sekai wo Dou Miteiru noka)" [Kobunsha], "Body Theory of Blind Athlete (Meno Mienai Athlete no Shintai-ron)" [Ushio Publishing], "Valeryʼs Philosophy of Art or Anatomy (Valery no Geijutsu Tetsugaku Aruiwa Shintai no Kaibou)" [Suiseisha] and more. She also collaborated with Kohei Kobayashi for his video performance work "T-I-M-E-M-A-C-H-I-N-E"