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10-10-2019

[UK] UK University Installs Free ‘Vending Machines’ to Dispense Tiny Short Stories Printed on Eco-Friendly Paper


Image of [UK] UK University Installs Free ‘Vending Machines’ to Dispense Tiny Short Stories Printed on Eco-Friendly PaperShort Story Dispenser at Lincoln University - A snack for your mind - SWNS
This university has become the first in the United Kingdom to install vending machines that are designed to dispense free short stories for students to read on campus—and any writer will soon be able to submit their own prose.
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09-28-2019

[CA] Check Out the Short Story Dispenser Inside Calgary’s Central Library


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Located beside Lukes inside the new Central Library, the short story dispenser offers one-minute, three-minute and five-minute stories on demand. When you order a latte at Lukes inside the new Central Library, consider whether you’d like a one-minute, three-minute, or five-minute story with it.
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09-27-2019

[QC] Inauguration de l’Hôtel Monsieur Jean


Hier, l’Hôtel Monsieur Jean était officiellement inauguré. En plein cœur du quartier historique du Vieux-Québec, Monsieur Jean étonne à plusieurs niveaux. L’emplacement, central pour les touristes qui visitent la capitale, offre à la fois une vue sur le fleuve et sur les célèbres remparts de la ville. Que ce soit pour une nuit ou pour un plus long séjour, l’une des 49 suites vous impressionnera et vous accueillera à bras ouverts. Ce nouveau projet au cœur de la ville mérite assurément le détour, ne serait-ce que pour venir admirer le hall ou récupérer une histoire romantique au distributeur d’histoires courtes @Short Edition.
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09-18-2019

Les gares célèbrent la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme


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Chaque jour, un million de voyageurs empruntent les grandes gares franciliennes.Quel meilleur lieu pour faire passer un message? Le 70e anniversaire de la signature de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme, le 10 décembre 2018, est l'occasion de réunir les citoyens autour des trente articles de la charte qui représente «l'idéal commun à atteindre par tous les peuples et toutes les nations».
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09-18-2019

[UK] Introducing Lincoln’s first poetry vending machine


Image of [UK] Introducing Lincoln’s first poetry vending machineProfessor Mary Stuart launches Lincoln Short Story vending machine. Photo: University of Lincoln
Two innovative new vending machines were launched at the University of Lincoln this week, but instead of the usual chocolate and crisps it will dispense poetry.
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08-23-2019

[US] ‘Short Edition’ dispenses words of wisdom at Carnegie Mellon University


This vending machine dispenses food for thought. It prints quickly. The paper is biodegradable. It’s available 24 hours a day. There is no charge.
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06-24-2019

[IT] Short Story Dispenser: libri da leggere al volo


Se per caso quest’estate vi trovaste nella metropolitana di Londra, all’aeroporto internazionale Charles De Gaulle di Parigi, oppure in vacanza a Singapore, in Australia o addirittura negli Stati Uniti, potreste imbattervi negli Short Story Dispenser, i distributori automatici di racconti.
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06-24-2019

[US] Wichita Public Library works to bring in a new generation of readers with short story machines


In this age of fast-paced information and media consumption, almost everything is at your fingertips. With this program, short stories from up-and-coming authors are just one click away, but not in the way you think. It’s not an app on your phone or a website—it’s a machine.
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06-24-2019

[CA] Short Story Dispenser At Capilano University.


Image of [CA] Short Story Dispenser At Capilano University.B.C University gets unique vending machine
It's a short story dispenser and it's creating a lot of buzz at Capilano University! Isabelle Raghem is speaking with excited students.
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06-24-2019

[IT] La startup dei distributori automatici di racconti brevi


Immaginate un distributore automatico che invece di caffè eroghi racconti brevi. Gratis, per di più. Non è una favola, ma l’idea - diventata realtà - di una casa editrice francese. Il primo distributore ha fatto la sua comparsa nel 2016 all’aeroporto Charles de Gaulle di Parigi.
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06-24-2019

[US] Lit! Squire Foundation and SB Public Market Offer Proust-While-You-Wait


Image of [US] Lit! Squire Foundation and SB Public Market Offer Proust-While-You-WaitThis freaky french vending machine at the SB public market wants you to push its buttons. You've nothing to fear but literature!
Francis Ford Coppola—writer, director, producer, Brando-wrangler—is a raving fan of the short story. In 1997 (for instance) he launched the much-garlanded literary and art vehicle Zoetrope: All-Story. So it was that when Coppola learned of a nutty Roald-Dahl-like gizmo whose minimalist three buttons promised a new approach to literature, his famous auteur beard broke into a grin and he dove in with brio. “He’d found us through his daughter in Paris and was our first client in the US,” says Kristan Leroy, export director for French publisher Short Édition. “The first installation in the U.S. was at his café Zoetrope in San Francisco.”
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06-13-2019

[IT] Corte o lunghe, poetiche o ironiche e…gratis: ecco il distributore automatico di storie


Ha già conquistato 250 paesi: ideato da una casa editrice francese specializzata in letteratura breve, lo speciale distributore piazzato nelle stazioni, alle fermate degli autobus o negli aeroporti contiene centinaia di storie che stampa gratuitamente su “scontrini” di carta ecologica.
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