…the K.N.U.S.T. muse_um is a_muse_um
In some [foreign texts], there might be familiar alphabets. When these familiar alphabets are put together; they move from familiar texts into something unfamiliar, sometimes strange words and hence meaning.
Text, in its basic term or form is meant to help put spoken language into written language or documented. They are either printed or written. They form part of the written-documented literature which appears in books and other forms of hard copy and soft copy materials/ documentation.
Texts also form part of language. You have to be [literate] in it to be able to understand or [de – code] its meaning or unravel its hidden mysteries. Though it is meant to inform, its ability of information is limited- thus it is meant for certain class or societies or communities of people who understands and knows its codes… [Literates].
Texts/ languages forms communities, which in a way, restricts others from joining that imagined communities.
I believe [TEXTS/ ALPHABETS/NUMERALS] have become [signs and symbols] = [codes] which form the basis of written and spoken languages. They connect to the actual images they represent. Therefore, to me, they form part of an imagined community which accepts and rejects members based on their [literacy].
©Nii Nortey Dowuona, April 2011