Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020 video game by Sucker Punch Productions, an action-adventure game telling a fictional story during the real first Mongol Invasion of Japan, set on an adapted version of the island of Tsushima. A haiku generator is fed keywords about nature, life and simulations, and spits out a poem which is then sung by Google Translate back into Japanese. The English lines are rendered in Electroharmonix, a typeface made by Typodermic Fonts meant to mimic English letters as katakana script. Life goes on.
Filmed and edited by Adonis Archontides
Music by Androula Kafa
Originally presented in The Fields of Algorithms, a mixtape of poetic machinima curated by David Blandy for The One Minutes Foundation. Screen at the Museum for the Future, Enschede, Netherlands, in 2022. Held at the Het Nieuwe Institutt, Amsterdam.