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Combining AI and human creativity tends to be the fashionable preserve of tech or big cultural brands. But what about smaller historic, heritage brands? Aga is a classic British brand – hand cast and each one is unique. They've also got a shop in Spittlefields that I walk past on the way to the station, which got me thinking. The sagas created by the prototype were a little scary…but molten iron cast typography would be fun.

Combining AI and human creativity tends to be the fashionable preserve of tech or big cultural brands. But what about smaller historic, heritage brands? Aga is a classic British brand – hand cast and each one is unique. They've also got a shop in Spittlefields that I walk past on the way to the station, which got me thinking. The sagas created by the prototype were a little scary…but molten iron cast typography would be fun.

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  1. 1. Today’s AGA is made in exactly the same way as it always has been since 1922. Molten iron is poured into moulds. It’s this technique that gives the castings their characteristic surface – each one is unique – and sets the AGA apart from the ubiquitous mass-produced uniformity.
  2. 2. Data Stories Real Authors Machine Learning
  3. 3. Aga Stories 362 likes A story by @djc1805 #AgaStories #loremipsum A user shares biographical details or just a single image using their social feeds A collaboration between human authors & the “neural storyteller” machine learning algorithm A totally unique, highly personalised short story Virtually cast in the doors of a Aga for social sharing Physically cast in the door of a Aga for purchase Potentially as a competition prize Showcasing Aga’s texture & “Instagram aesthetic” colour palette in Instagram Images & Stories Using the style & language of known authors (even the original “Aga Saga” novelist Joanna Trollope?) but at scale Combining biographical details or the names of friends and family in a narrative they can regenerate until they have the perfect story

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