Cipher, like foreign language allows us first to purely observe aesthetic qualities of letters without the distractions of comprehension. As understanding develops we no longer simply enjoy the design of characters as our mind must skim and begin the process of learned translation.  Through intimate objects, you are allowed to explore letterforms one at a time.  Driven by personal curiosity, one can move past the exploration of individual letters to build knowledge of the code, and employ into the creation of words in the eight devices.