The generative and interactive installation JAKOTOP explores the themes of cartography and artificial intelligence using the example of Jakominiplatz in Graz. The city's central traffic junction was virtually recreated and populated with generative creatures.
For the generative creatures, behaviors were defined that reflect their needs such as hunger, fear and reproduction. For example, they look for suitable food sources that can only be found in certain places. When the reproductive instinct kicks in, they look for suitable partners to pass on characteristics such as color, shape and size. Streetcars are a deadly source of danger. In addition to logic and programming aspects, the design task was to find a balance between information and entertainment.