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Image of [ US ] The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

16/04/2018

[ US ] The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories


Stories are shared many ways. They are recounted in books and magazines. They are read aloud around the campfire at night. They are randomly dispensed from stand-alone kiosks, doled out on strips of paper like grocery store receipts.
Wait, what was that last one?
Leave it to the French, with their love of Voltaire and Simone de Beauvoir, to revive literature in the era of hot takes, fast news and smartphone addiction.


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Image of [ US ] Short Edition Story Dispenser

23/04/2018

[ US ] Short Edition Story Dispenser


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Image of [ US ] Print isn't Dead: Your Guests will Love this Short Story Machine

09/04/2018

[ US ] Print isn't Dead: Your Guests will Love this Short Story Machine


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Patrons at the bar of Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco have a diversion to help pass the minutes: They can read a story. It’s not a story on their phone or Kindle, or even an honest-to-goodness book, but a story they have printed out from a dedicated machine that stands in the bar.
Short Edition is a French company which, having had success in its native country across 150 venues, turned its attention to U.S. shores.
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Image of [ US ] Akron-Summit County Public Library selected to offer short story kiosks through Public Library Association project

06/04/2018

[ US ] Akron-Summit County Public Library selected to offer short story kiosks through Public Library Association project


Akron-Summit County Public Library is one of four public libraries nationwide to offer Short Story Dispensers, or kiosks that dispense written works at the touch of a button.
The Public Library Association, community publisher Short Edition and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation partnered to offer this program to four select libraries in the United States.
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Image of [ US ] A Vending Machine Now Distributes Free Short Stories at Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope

06/04/2018

[ US ] A Vending Machine Now Distributes Free Short Stories at Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope


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I loved the idea of a vending machine, a dispensing machine that doesn’t dispense potato chips or beer or coffee for money but gives you art. I especially liked the fact that you didn’t put money in. - Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
Thusly did filmmaker Coppola arrange for a free Short Edition story vending machine to be installed in Café Zoetrope, his San Francisco restaurant.
The French-built machine is the perfect companion for solitary diners, freely dispensing tales on skinny, eco-friendly paper with the push of a button.
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Image of [ US ] The latest US import from France: Short Story Vending Machine

03/04/2018

[ US ] The latest US import from France: Short Story Vending Machine


A new French cultural phenomenon is spreading to the US. It’s not creamy cheese or baby-feeding crazes, but very short short stories, printed out on scrolls of paper and dispensed for free from vending machines.
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Image of [ US ] France's beloved Short Story Dispensers are coming to America

02/04/2018

[ US ] France's beloved Short Story Dispensers are coming to America


In Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope in San Francisco, an odd machine stands in the middle of one of the dining rooms. It’s a tall, black-and-orange cone with a lighted monolith sticking out of its top. The kiosk, built by the French publishing company Short Edition, is called a Short Story Dispenser. It’s the first of its kind in the United States.
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Image of [ US ] The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola's Italian restaurant may surprise you

02/04/2018

[ US ] The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola's Italian restaurant may surprise you


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The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola's Italian restaurant may surprise you!
[...] It’s the slender contraption, a kind of vending machine, that stands in the middle of the front room: a Short Story Dispenser.
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Image of [ US ] Free Library Debuts Short Story Dispenser

22/03/2018

[ US ] Free Library Debuts Short Story Dispenser


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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Technology meets with tradition in the form of a machine being used by the Free Library of Philadelphia, which is aimed at getting more people to read.
Think of this machine as an ATM for free stories.
“It has one, three, and five-minute stories. You press the button, prints out a short story on essentially receipt paper, and it’s yours to walk away with for free and read, and enjoy,” said Andrew Nurkin with the Free Library.
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Image of [ US ] Short Story Dispenser to spit out free stories at three locations around Philadelphia

22/03/2018

[ US ] Short Story Dispenser to spit out free stories at three locations around Philadelphia


Like picking up a pack of Oreos from the cafeteria vending machine, a new kiosk concept in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia will allow visitors to obtain short stories at the touch of a button. Announced Thursday as part of the Public Library Association’s 2018 conference, Philadelphia was selected as one of four cities to receive a grant for Short Story Dispensers.
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Image of [ US ] ICYMI: The Prudential Center Is Equipped With a Short-Story Dispenser

13/03/2018

[ US ] ICYMI: The Prudential Center Is Equipped With a Short-Story Dispenser


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Push a button. Read a story.
This is the concept behind the short-story dispenser installed at the Prudential Center, one of the few locations in the U.S. to host a vending machine-like device that lets passersby access short stories for free. On Saturday morning, the dispenser was located in the middle of the Back Bay Arcade.
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Image of [ US ] Libraries' Short Stories website launches with University-wide fiction contest

28/02/2018

[ US ] Libraries' Short Stories website launches with University-wide fiction contest


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Penn State University Libraries launched its Penn State-exclusive creative writing platform today (Feb. 28), enabling anyone with an active psu.edu email address to join the site to submit, vote and comment on others’ original works. To celebrate, the Libraries’ Short Stories website is hosting its first short story competition with the theme “New Beginnings,” and winners’ works will be added to Penn State’s first set of short story dispensers on the University Park campus.
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Image of [ US ] CES2018 - The Short Story Dispenser Is Staying Physical In A Virtual Book Industry

18/02/2018

[ US ] CES2018 - The Short Story Dispenser Is Staying Physical In A Virtual Book Industry



...But one innovation has broken new ground for voracious readers who prefer their next story stay in the physical realm. The Short Story Dispenser, which made a splash last month at CES 2018...
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