EIA brings local stories to the world
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has launched a unique passenger experience project at that connects the local art scene to the world. EIA's free-to-use short story dispenser machine brings the world to our travellers, and brings Edmonton's art scene to the world, as every local piece collected will be distributed in other machines worldwide. EIA has partnered with local author and curator, Jason Lee Norman (40 Below Anthology) to gather pieces of work from local writers. Currently, nearly 100 stories by local authors are available in the library, with a mix of pieces from some of our non-stop European destinations added in.
A number of local authors, including Alice Major (Edmonton's former Poet Laureate), Wendy McGrath and Steven Sandor, even came to EIA for an intimate reading of their short stories, printed out of Canada's first short story dispensing machine. This is the first time in North America these machines have been set up in an airport.