Through its various incarnations since its conception in 1968, The Putnam Institute for Space Opera Research (P.I.S.O.R.) has committed itself to the quest for transcendent mind-body energy fields created through the magnification, concentration, manipulation, and decay of all forms of visual and sonic stimulus. These stimuli may include but are not limited to the following: cosmic scratching.
The Putnam Institute for Space Opera Research also strives to:
Present the findings of P.I.S.O.R. researchers as they discover new mind-body energy fields/sources and reveal artifacts previously lost through time and neglect to all who dare to be brave enough to seek them out and revel in their possibilities.
Promote the efforts of P.I.S.O.R. researchers and artists.
Provide lessons, books, and illustrations by P.I.S.O.R. artists and writers whose works can be successfully absorbed in the privacy of one's own home.
Acknowledge the possibilities for "knowledge-insight" that is contained within and existing beyond what is currently understood as the limits of human imagination and experience.