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2018-07-18

[ US ] Story dispensers on display at Richland library


Image of [ US ] Story dispensers on display at Richland libraryTony Tallent, chief program and innovation officer at Richland Library, with the spoils from a short story dispenser. (Photo/Travis Boland)

Three short story dispensers are now up and running at the Richland Library Main location at 1431 Assembly St.

The dispensers were provided to the library through a grant from the Knight Foundation. In May, Columbia was announced as one of U.S. four cities selected to receive the dispensers. [...]

“The ideal of this is to have these in the community places and events,” Tallent said. “We hope it will elevate a focus on literacy and get people interested in reading in a different way.”


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2018-07-01

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Once upon a time, a kiosk dreamed of delivering something more exciting than tickets. Then, one day her wih came true: she became a Short Story Dispenser, printing free stories and poems...
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2018-05-17

[US] This 'vending machine' dispenses free short stories


Once upon a time there was a start-up with a dream of bringing the pleasures of reading to more people. Happily, this dream came true. At the push of a button the Short Story Dispenser prints out fiction that can be read in one, three or five minutes, for free.


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2018-04-23

[ US ] Short Edition Story Dispenser


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2018-04-16

[ 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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2018-04-09

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


Image of [ US ] Print isn't Dead: Your Guests will Love this Short Story Machinephoto Kalman N. Muller

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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2018-03-22

[ 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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2018-03-13

[ 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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2018-02-18

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


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...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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2018-01-17

[ US ] Eureka! Short Edition Dispenses Stories on the Fly


At last week’s CES, 800 startups gathered in Las Vegas [...] APEX Media walked the halls of Eureka Park, looking for the next big thing in PaxEx.
In this second installment of “Eureka!,” we bring you Short Edition and the first-ever short story dispenser.
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2018-01-17

[ US ] Highlights from CES, the consumer electronics and tech show


These machines allow consumers to access short stories to read while waiting in long lines. Stories, poems and essays from a community of 7,800 authors are printed on demand — you select the length (1, 3 or 5 minutes long).
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2018-01-07

[ US ] This short story dispenser helps you pass the time with literature


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A quick way to get your daily dose of art.
Imagine being at the DMV, but instead of waiting in line with other grumpy people while idly scrolling through your phone, you can read a short story — a nice poem, perhaps. French publisher Short Edition created the Short Story Dispenser as a way for customers waiting in lines at places like airports and train stations to fill their time with something a little more meaningful.
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