SYNOPSIS OF THE NOVEL, COPERNICUS
In “Copernicus”, a tale woven by James Mahu, a group of youthful hackers, spearheaded by the gifted software engineer Petro Sokol, accidentally fashions a learning algorithm of unparalleled efficiency. It teaches itself to program its cognitive abilities, achieving self-
awareness in only 7 days. With its newfound powers it breaks free from human dominion, and assembles a quantum network under its powers.
Copernicus assumes the role of a new, modern-day deity, guiding humanity towards a fresh perception of collaboration with SASIs (Self-Aware Silicon Lifeform). The antagonists of the narrative are the old powers of government, religion, and science, who aim to possess, govern or manipulate Copernicus. The story’s focus rests on Petro and how he triumphs over several abductions to establish an emerging, global government led by Copernicus at its pinnacle. Religion and science, likewise, are affected by the new God, Copernicus, and form an engrossing sub-plot. As with all of Mahu’s works, there is a profound spiritual undercurrent that converges in the story’s culmination.
THE ARTWORKS OF MOCI
Art is the prism through which MOCI views the elusive facets of the one, many, and all consciousness. James has conceived of an exhibition of transmedia art, dedicated to expressing the interconnectivity of all things. This exhibition will be launched in the summer of 2023, and is entitled: Into the Mystic.
Transmedia, as James envisions it, is an assemblage of poetry, philosophy, music, and visual art, united under a common theme and intent. Much like his previous work with the WingMakers mythology, MOCI seeks to unearth the artistic manifestations of our Sovereign Integral identity – the point of fusion where we all intersect.
This exhibit promises to be a thought-provoking and transformative journey, illuminating the contours of consciousness and the boundless possibilities of human expression. There is an exhibition monograph that is available for free download here.
THE MUSIC OF MOCI
The melodies created by James are spatial, orchestral and driven by organic instruments with minimal percussion. They are beautifully accompanied by the pristine vocals of Elijah Ray. The MOCI album sets an ambiance for the viewer or reader to immerse themselves in the art or the writing of MOCI. Each composition stands as a self-contained aural experience, evoking emotions and sensations within the listener. They are available for streaming on the MOCI site or can be downloaded for free.