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.
The stories are delivered randomly from a database of 100,000 titles on a receipt-sized scroll of eco-friendly paper using heat transfer *instead of ink. Moreover, readers get to choose how long they want to read — one, three, or five minutes—all at the touch of a button.
The machines are made by French publishing company Short Édition and were previously installed at London’s Canary Wharf following success in France and Hong Kong.
Later in the year, students and the public will be able to submit their own stories for possible inclusion in Short Édition’s repertoire of over 9,000 authors.