Non-Aristotelian high-speed Passenger Train

April 29, 2011

Non-Aristotelian Passenger Train after Gustav Reder (A3, pencil and coloured pencil on paper)

This Non-Aristotelian Passenger Train, connecting two subterranean cities on the Planet Gorre, can be seen here racing at full speed through the very hot desert Daphetid, whose sulphuretted carbon sands catalyze a photochemical conversion of atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia by sunlight.  Days on the Planet Gorre last for 376 Earth-hours, and at midday this desert becomes so hot that spontaneous gestation of Salamanders (Caudata and Urodela) occurs.

The Train is modelled after an Edwardian original, but is based on a completely different kind of technology. Whereas the original depends on fossil fuels as a propellant, this engine uses completely different concepts of power generation, based on Alfred Korzybski’s findings as laid out in his General Semantics, E-Prime. It forms an inseparable bond with two elongated Space Crystals, one working as a regular pumping lemma, the second one as the much more powerful Ogden’s lemma, providing extra energy when particularly hot areas have to be crossed at extra high-speed. The above design copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and International Pictorial Publications Organization World Wide

Cross Fell House

April 18, 2011
Cross Fell House, Drawing by Torsten Slama

“Cross Fell House” , Low Density Settlement Unit Designs for Space People‎ (Pencil and colored pencil on paper, A4, 2011)

Cross Fell House is the recreation of a municipal building standing at Crossfell, Bracknell Forest, near Mill Pond, Bracknell, United Kingdom.

 This Design based on the building in its original condition, as featured in the 1972 film The Offence by Sidney Lumet. © 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

House "Brussels"

April 12, 2011

House "Brussels" with Space Crystal and Charging Unit

This is a not too modest habitat for the well-to-do space traveller seeking a quiet and well secluded retirement haven. This scene shows the all-nourishing space crystal being replenished with essential polarized light with an s-like plane of incidence. This s-polarized light (s meaning senkrecht or, alternatively, sigma) is the light class of choice for a maintenance factor which is slightly deeper than broad, which means it is best suited for a person with deep-set eyes and a melancholic character with a tendency toward brooding, an educational type, tinged by Slavic characteristics, which can be considered representative of a special, slightly narrow-minded but noble humanity.

The joy in speculation and disputation, the tendency toward brooding and meditation, the craving for distances which can never be reached, that plunging into depths which can never be fathomed are more apparent here than a strong sense of reality, an openness to new ideas, or delight in humor and satire.

For more information, please visit the special site for Low Density Settlement Units for Space People The above design copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and International Pictorial Publications Organization World Wide

Experimental Moon Unit

January 30, 2011
Experimental Moon Unit, drawing by Torsten Slama

Experimental Moon Unit Design (Pencil and coloured pencil on paper, A4) (c) 2017 by International Publications Organisation World Wide

This housing unit for a family of four is designed to withstand extremes of temperature, dry rot, low gravity conditions, and is shielded against cosmic rays. It can be implanted with or without basement into any sufficiently dry surface, and is superbly coated to remain in good cosmetic condition even after years of use. Its lightweight construction allows for assembly from small parts in situ, yet the resulting form seems sturdy and solid. It therefore fulfills the psychological demands of its occupants for it to be protective, sheltering, and sufficiently shielded from the outside.

The special static properties of the Moon Unit render it unsuited for planets with gravity higher than 0.3 g, therefore, despite its low price, it is not to be used as a basic family unit for settlements on the planets Earth, Venus, or even Mars, but extremely well suited for the planets Mercury and Pluto, the Moon of the Earth, Phobos and Deimos of Mars, or the moons of Jupiter or most of Saturn’s moons, and the 13 moons of Neptune.    Experimental Moon Unit Design (c) 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications World Wide

Low Density Settlement Unit Designs for Space People

January 26, 2011

Modern Bungalow - Night Ocean House (A4, pencil and coloured pencil on paper)

In the year 2072, thanks to the invention of the Schessmanweil Field Generator, interstellar travel at the speed of light and above will finally be possible. Due to several unforeseen consequences of the theories of  special and general relativity (especially after the introduction of non-Aristotelian Logic and non-Euclidian Geometry)  at speeds faster than light, resulting in a very wide margin of uncertainty about the behaviour of time during those travels, the return of a small percentage of early interstellar travellers can be awaited as of the year 2013.

The above design is part of a project for a secure living environment for those space people, where they can live peacefully, yet conveniently accessible to the information seeking scientific community.

Further design examples in a growing collection can be found here.  (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Early Model Space Crystal Inductor

January 25, 2011
Speculative Rendering of a Space Crystal Inductor hovering low over the Surface of the Moon Psychopompos

Space Crystal Inductor hovering low over the Surface of the Moon Psychopompos

This speculative scene depicts an early model Space Crystal Inductor (SCI), hovering low over the surface of the moon Psychopompos which revolves in a large orbit around Pneuma, an unclassified planet of an unlisted star in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The medium-sized gaseous planet Pneuma can be seen in ascent, along with its second moon Klops IX. The SCI is fitted with an embedded crystal of high density, uni-polarized and small-scale. On Psychopompos it hopes to find infinitesimal lodes of rhombohedral methylin-3 crystals which it is to inseminate through its novel Ka-Band TE 21 second-harmonic gyro-TWT amplifier beam, thus catalysing an advanced crystalline growth, resulting in at least one new Space Crystal, which will then commence to levitate by means of its self-generated magnet field, to be guided by the SCI to its new home-planet, where it will be docked to a Human Settlement Unit (HSU), which it will guard and provide with energy on all wavelengths.  Copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Space Crystal Relay Station Schessmanweil with Ascending Maintenance Drone

January 5, 2011
Raumkristall Relaisstation / Space Crystal Relay Station. Drawing by Torsten Slama

Space Crystal Relay Station Schessmanweil with Ascending Maintenance Drone (pencil, colored pencil, gold leaf, 21×29,7cm, 2010)

This is one of thirteen design proposals for the experimental settlement Neutopia-Schessmanweil, a home for members of the Tellurian section of the Schessmanweil religion. The illustration above is a vital part of the colony’s service section, located in its northern part, Schessmanweil; a relay station which functions as a receiver for the sun worshipping rays of free-floating space crystals, modulate the frequencies around the n-spectrum to change them into tellurian energy particles, amplify them, and create a tellurian power dome around the settlement. The receiving unit itself is fairly innocuos, a standard model four-pronged poyutl, but needs constant maintenance and re-calibration of its vibration rate. This is done automatically and without human interference by the fully computerized maintenance drone also depicted. In the background some red brick private houses in the hills for the well-to-do lay priests.

If you are interested in seeing more designs for the planetary colony Neutopia-Schessmanweil, kindly redirect to the dedicated page “Neutopia Pläne”.(c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

HBATEC Meat Factory (Oorth)

August 26, 2010

HBATEC Meat Factory (Oorth)

A pictorial representation of a more modern meat factory on a planet in the Oorth Cloud. The dark sand surface of this planet turns it into a very efficient accumulator of the orgone-type energy its star emanates. The whole planet thus turns into a giant SAPA-bion breeder. The SAPA-bions are retrieved by means of special underground attractor devices and used as the raw material for meat generation. This factory is a gigantic scale recreation of its smaller sister plant, the original HBATEC Meat Factory, a former secret missile silo in Uurd. It will soon make this much smaller plant, which produces comparatively impure meat, obsolete, and is able to produce healthy, anti-cancerogenic, and highly nutritious synthetic meat for entire galaxies. This design © 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

A Free Gift of the Schessmanweil Powers

August 13, 2010

In this way the open-airiness
Might have stirr’d the settled
To the dispatche of all,
For each half-slept or askant
State would have deceast as the
Recipient of a free gift from the
Schessmanweil Powers


HBATEC Meat Factory

June 15, 2010

HBATEC Meat Factory (Uurd); formerly The Secret Missile Silo

This factory for the fully automatized production of synthetic meat, owned by the HBATEC corporation, is housed in a former secret missile silo. The residual background radiation in the area stimulates the growth of artificial meat cells, renders the use of antibiotics to prevent bacterial infections unnecessary, and ensures a certain degree of privacy to the undertaking. Artificial meat is not considered desirable, but soon will play a vital role in the global diet plan. The Chinese-Turkish HBATEC corporation recognizes global needs before they become public desires. HBATEC is also one of the chief suppliers of the highly specialized biotechnological transistors employed in mood organs all over the galaxy. This meat factory is located in the approximate center of Uurd, a vast desert on the planet Wolf XII in the Draco Cloud. Its nearest distribution centers with spaceports are Gorre at the southernmost tip of the desert, and Daphetid, located in the foothills of a mountainous region to the north.  Copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and A. U. Thor

Teleportational Gateway on the Planet Uurd

March 30, 2010

The Win-Win Multi-Dimensional Gateway, Planet Uurd, Schessmanweil-Neutopia

The following text is a mildly revised excerpt from “The Manual: Teleportation by Means of the Kind Light and the Diagram of a 4-Dimensional Object.” by Gottstein Strohkopp, P. U. Blisher, Ginnungagab, 2017
4. The above image is a 2-dimensional depiction of a 4-dimensional object. This object is related to a cube in the same way in which a cube is related to a square. We call this object a “Qube”.
5. Concentrate on the image above. Try to see the inherent plasticity of the depicted object. It should gradually begin to appear like a floating, 3-dimensional object, detaching itself from the background.
6. Concentrate more, try to see the regularity of the object. Try to discern one side, of which it has 32 identical ones in total. Concentrate on that side and declare it the side nearest to you. This is your referential plane.
7. Concentrate on the fact that this plane is connected to one plane which mirrors it and is at the same time projected onto three dimensions: a cube. In connection with your referential plane, you now see a “Qube”.
8. Superimpose the idea of the place you want to visit onto the referential plane of the Qube. Make it into a mental, 3-dimensional model of that place. Connect it now to the mirror plane, and project it onto the fourth dimension.
9. Now be extremely careful. Focus your awareness, regulate your depth-perception, contract your field of vision. You should not be able to discern the monitor in front of you, nor any part of your actual surroundings, but only the 4-dimensional image of the place you are going to visit.
10. Concentrate on this image, stop all other thought processes, fall asleep.
Note: once you start this process of teleportation, it is inadvisable to suddenly interrupt it at any point. Sudden interruption at any point will lead to undesirable effects, ranging from mild disorientation to the complete unhinging of all mental faculties, resulting either in temporary catatonia or symptoms similar to those exhibited by patients suffering from Huntinton-Chorea (Veitstanz).
11. You should now awake at your destination. You can move there freely, and return at will by mentally stimulating your sympathetic awareness center.
Note: this does not induce a “dreamlike” state. You will not experience flashbacks, disconcerting locational jumps, or other disturbing phenomena common to dreams. You will actually visit the desired place, you will be able to walk about and even interact with objects. This ability to interact will cease whenever another person comes into perception range. This includes being watched by video devices etc. You will be invisible to others and will not be able to move, you will be in fact locked in position, as long as any other person will be able to perceive you, be it on the auditory, olfactory, or visual level. Therefore you will not be detected. You can either wait in that locked state until the person leaves perceptive range, or return by the method described above.
Copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

A Free Gift from the Schessmanweil Powers

March 17, 2010

In this way the open-airiness
Might have stirr’d the settled
To the dispatche of all,
For each half-slept or askant
State would have deceast as the
Recipient of a free gift from the
Schessmanweil Powers


The Herbert-Bayer-Memorial Power Plant

March 3, 2010

The Quasi-Euclidean Boibel-Loth

After two regional blackouts in 2017, The Western Systems Coordinating Instrumentality (WSCI) will institute guidelines to verify that, for grid connected generators, the stated data represents accurate information that could reliably be used in the dynamic modeling of the system. It will be of vital importance for the future of world-wide energy reliability to archive and catalogue all experiences with the applications of WSCI’s test guidelines to mid size units built and commissioned by independent power producers.

The above-illustrated “Quasi-Euclidean Boibel-Loth” is a novel design which addresses concerns with the excitation and voltage control systems and their limitations. It is an example of a generation unit connected at the end of a long line, and demonstrates variances associated with testing and operating under extreme conditions. The concerns and issues observed are of importance to IPPs beyond the WSCI’s system as many other reliability councils are adopting rules similar to those established by WSCI.

Space-Crystal for Sun-Worshippers

January 20, 2010
Essay on Interplanetary Communication: Thoughts in Space. Space Art by Torsten Slama

Essay on Interplanetary Communication: Thoughts in Space. A Speculative Rendition.

This artificially bred space crystal, ten times more dense than an ordinary diamond, yet super-lightweight, is installed in the center of an impassable desert on the remote planet Elorg and converts solar light rays into mental energy which can be transferred to human minds and induce heliocentrism, or sun worshipping,  a quasi-religious, symbolistic mental attitude which is instrumental in creating or maintaining hierarchical, evolving, essentially unstable societies.

The atomic grid of this crystal is dense, but very loose, so that the carbon molecules are oscillating in a random pattern, and the optical properties of the crystal are that of a non-linear amplifier. The complex-refractive-index spectra with an anomalous dispersion around a J-aggregate absorption band are randomly changing, thus ever new, hypnotic patterns are being produced. The golden four-pronged poyutl in the foreground samples the light patterns and serves as a converter from optical to mental wavelengths. The resulting encephalographic patterns are sent to a relay station, which broadcasts the mind-patterns over entire galaxies. This is an experimental installation. The crystal is held suspended in mid-air by photon energy.     Copyright (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

Cooperative Raiffeisen Institute "Wilhelm Reich"

October 21, 2009
Cooperative Institute "Wilhelm Reich", Oil on Canvas, 90x170cm, Torsten Slama, 2008

Cooperative Institute “Wilhelm Reich”, Oil on Canvas, 90x170cm, 2008

This cooperative institute of the Raiffeisen-type serves as a trading post, information exchange place, and a general department-store-type administrative center for settlers on thinly populated planets or asteroids. It can replace an entire economy as a regulatory device. It functions without a currency, without money, without any unit of economical accumulation. Thus, it ensures the well-being of all without the creation of unnecessary boundaries between haves and have-nots. Raiffeisen-type cooperative institutes effectuate a loosening of all economical muscles in a planetary society, and so this particular institute, located on the planet Oog-Ronn, is logically dedicated to Wilhelm Reich, who invented the vegetotherapeutic procedures for loosening the muscles in a human organism.

This institute, like many other institutes of its kind on similarly far-off planets without natural satellites, harbours a school for the Boibel-Loth alphabet, to propagate lunar knowledge also on moonless planets.   (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama

Hydra Hydration Plant

April 17, 2009

HYDRA Hydration Plant with Ascending Surveillance Drone (Oil on canvas, 160x120cm)

When Germany still strived for complete autonomy and independence of Western influences, coal hydration technology was one of her attempts to realise complete energy independence. Had the hydration plants not been completely eradicated by the end of World War II, their gasoline output would have served Germany’s entire private car fleet well into the 1960’s.  The basic idea was alchemist in nature; the hydration plant would consume what the German soil offered in abundance, namely coal, and turn it into petrol, a far more combustible propellant, much better suited for modern warfare or the needs of modern society in general. One wonders how the concept could have been so completely discouraged that it never resurfaced. This experimental simplified hydration plant was codenamed “Hydra” in honour of the Lernaean Hydra of Greek mythology, an ancient nameless serpent-like chthonic water beast. This painting (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama


March 11, 2009

Holzfabrik/Wood Factory (Oil on canvas, 124x88cm, 2008)

This experimental wood factory, code named “Thomson&Co”, is located  in northern China, 150 km east of the capital. It produces synthetic trees and constitutes a major effort, paid for in part by international trusts, in part by the Chinese government, to combat global warming.

Its future purpose: located on other planets, it will be critical in producing an artificial sustainable atmosphere. (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama

Ausstellung für die Zukunft

March 3, 2009
Exhibition for the Future

Exhibition for the Future

This is the invitation card for an exhibition of four paintings with the theme “Industry”. The paintings are: “Holzfabrik/Wood Factory”, “Zementwerk/Cement Works”, “HYDRA-Hydrierwerk mit aufsteigender Überwachungseinheit/HYDRA-Hydrogenation Plant with Ascending Surveillance Unit”, “Wilhelm-Reich-Raiffeisen-Institut/Wilhelm-Reich-Raiffeisen Cooperative Institute”. AFZ (c) 2009 Torsten Slama

Phantom on a Martian Moon

February 21, 2009
Dead Person on a Martian Moon (Computer Collage, Torsten Slama, 2006)

Phantom on a Martian Moon (Computer Collage, 2006)

This collage utilizes, amongst others, geographic details from photographic sources, from a painting by David A. Hardy, a still from the film “Phantom from Space”, a photographic image of  the planet Mars, and the author’s own interpretation of a Saucer-over-Italy-type UFO.  (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama and Gottstein Strohkopp

Mother Ship Projector

February 12, 2009
A Mother Ship Projector (Computer Collage, 2007)

A Mother Ship Projector (Computer Collage, 2007)

The Mother Ship Projector projects a venusian mothership, illustrated by Glenn Passmore, over a very wide range to instill awe in the minds of possible passers-by.

The Mysterious Invention

February 11, 2009


The Mysterious Invention / The Positronic Brain, pencil on cardboard, 70 x 1oo cm, 2005

The Mysterious Invention / The Positronic Brain (pencil on cardboard, 70 x 1oo cm, 2006)

The inventor presents a talking, thinking head with a miniaturized positronic brain, able to solve the most complex curvilinear space-time-equations, therefore facilitiating time travel. (c) 2017 by Torsten Slama

A Drawing from 1995

February 11, 2009
Cantina, a Drawing from 1995, from the Torsten Slama Juvenilia Collection

Cantina, a Soft Pencil Drawing on British A4 Stationary from 1995

A youth with an injured right wrist, wearing the then-popular 1970’s revival pods, awaiting his coffee in an imaginary coffee place. This drawing is pencil on fade-prone pink paper in a slightly smaller A4 format, brought with me from the UK. This drawing is part of a series of drawings of characters based on the strangely uncanny characters in a short Sesame Street cartoon. This animation involved a father painting a fence, his son, a UFO, and an extraterrestrian. To see the remaining drawings in this series, please redirect here. (c) 1995 Torsten Slama

Proposal for a Bion Converter

February 10, 2009
Bion Converter (Computer Collage, 2007)

Bion Converter (Computer Collage, 2007)

Proposal for a bion converter on the eleventh moon of a yet undiscovered planet around a red-dwarf-type sun. The bion preparation to be won in this plant will be most effective in the fight against mind-poisoning related deseases.

New Horizons by Sun Ra

February 8, 2009


Image of the Week: The Vaporization of the American Middle Class

February 7, 2009
The Vaporization of the American Middle Class, Airbrush on Cardboard, 2006, Torsten Slama

The Vaporization of the American Middle Class (Pencil and acrylics on cardboard, 70x100cm, 2006)

This airbrush image contains depictions of imaginary asteroid-repelling architecture and a couple of human figures taken from the film “Planet of the Vampires”.  It comes in a handcrafted gold-plated frame with white sides. © 2017 Torsten Slama and International Publications Organisation World Wide

Visual Proposals for Settlements in Outer Space

January 31, 2009

Please redirect here if you are interested in my visual proposals for space settlements.

Thank you.

Venusian Space Wheel

January 12, 2009


Venusian Space Wheel (Computer Collage, 2007)

Venusian Space Wheel (Computer Collage, 2007)

The Venusian Space Wheel is a healing item to be found only in the remotest areas of known space. Once equipped, it gives its owner superhuman strength, brain power, and the power of teleportation.