'Sunspring' is a Science Fiction Story Written by an Algorithm

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 13, 2016
References: arstechnica & hypebeast
'Sunspring' is the title of a science fiction story written using a computer algorithm that director Oscar Sharp translated into a short film.

The screenplay was created using an algorithm called Jetson, also known as Benjamin, which took a series of science fiction story contest entries and combined them into a (mostly) intelligible screenplay. Oscar Sharp created the film to show how advanced a computer author could be, using his team to analyze the text it created to produce a humorous and rather emotional result.

The science fiction story is set in a future and follows three people in a world where humans are forced to sell their blood, can randomly vomit out eyeballs and can claim that they have to "go to the skull." The film, though often not making a whole lot of sense, has a plot that ends up revolving around an awkward love triangle.