One idea I found particularly interesting from this reading is the idea that people can communicate through many different languages including the arts. It is sad to think that nowadays we have destroyed this notion. We have made communication so narrow by limiting it to speech and often times to only one acceptable language in a society. As the reading suggests this way of thinking greatly limits our understanding of reality and damages out perception of life.
People are more whole, or more human, when they have a deeper more diverse understanding of life. The ALFIN project seems to be a unique way of helping people connect to their natural state of curiosity and a natural desire to understand the world from many different angles. Teaching people to read and communicate with each other is only an honorable goal if we aim to teach them to communicate in many different languages (including the arts) and help them to become well rounded whole people.