Comparison of Tactile Score with Some Prescriptions in Artworks: From the Point of Media Transformation

  • Fuminori Akiba
Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 14)


The tactile score is a score invented by Rieko Suzuki and Yasuhiro Suzuki (Suzuki and Suzuki 2014). It instructs us how we should move our hands in order to provide a good massage. People tend to compare the tactile score with the five-line musical score because they seem to have similar appearances. In this paper, however, I compare the tactile score with some prescriptions in artworks because some prescriptions in artworks concern media transformation. For example, they transform text into body movements. The tactile score also is concerned with such media transformations. In the following sections I deal with prescriptions in artworks by Yoko Ono, Sol LeWitt, and Masahiro Miwa, and through comparisons with these prescriptions, I attempt to clarify the uniqueness of the tactile score.


Tactile score Prescription Media transformation Intermedia art Conceptual art Reverse simulation music 



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI 24520106 & 23300317


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya UniversityAichiJapan

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