Text refers to anything that can be read or analyzed (e.g., a mathematical equation, a computer code, a painting, a clay pot.)
Texts are the embodiment of thought. Thought finds shape and form in text.
Texts are composed in Medium, Media (e.g., print, internet, TV, radio).
A Text is much more than a book or a novel.
Texts are any symbolic action. Anything that can be read or analyzed is a text. Texts are symbolic systems: they presuppose some sort of symbolic sign and an underlying meaning associated with that sign (see Semiotics @ Wikipedia).
When we use tools and materials to communicate with others, we are creating texts.
It’s is commonplace for scholars to read a text from a particular theoretical perspective, such as Capitalism, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Behaviorism, Deconstruction, Modernism, Postmodernism.
Movies, stock tickers, maps,