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

04-06-2018

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


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

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

04-06-2018

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


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

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

04-03-2018

[ 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

04-02-2018

[ 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

04-02-2018

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


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

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

03-22-2018

[ US ] Free Library Debuts Short Story Dispenser


Image of [ US ] Free Library Debuts Short Story Dispenser

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

03-22-2018

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

02-18-2018

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


Image of [ 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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01-08-2018

French Vending Machines Dispense Short Stories Instead Of Snacks


Image of French Vending Machines Dispense Short Stories Instead Of Snacks
While many have lamented the lost art of reading in our social media-driven world, few have actually tried to do anything about it. Short Édition is the exception. In 2011, the Grenoble, France-based startup began installing short story-dispensing vending machines in some of the country's most popular public spaces, beginning with Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport. And now they've made their way to America.
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Image of [ Canada ] Airport rolls out short story dispenser for travellers waiting for flights

12-06-2017

[ Canada ] Airport rolls out short story dispenser for travellers waiting for flights


The Edmonton International Airport is featuring works by local authors from a short story dispenser for travellers waiting for their flights. The dispenser, from a France-based company Short Edition, is a thin tower with three buttons, indicating a one minute, three minute and five minute story – when one of the buttons is pushed, a short story is printed on receipt paper. EIA is the first Canadian airport location to use the machine, and the second in the world (after Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, in France).
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