Lego scientists have issues with their footnotes, too, it seems, and Twitter can sympathize. The latest account to sweep the Twitter-sphere documents the trials and tribulations of female academics – Lego style.
@LegoAcademics chronicles the experiences of a group of tiny female scientists from the “Lego Research Institute,” a fictional world where dino bones, beaker sets and cups of coffee come in “cube”.
While footnoting a footnoted footnote in her paper on recursion, Dr Red caught sight of the abyss. pic.twitter.com/Gy6FsYdN36
— Lego Academics (@LegoAcademics) August 20, 2014
Cnet spoke to Donna Yates, the woman behind the account about its genesis:
“My office mate and I took a break from what we were doing and put them together. As the day wore on, the Legos started to re-create the scenes that Dr. Marguerite Schinkel, my office mate, and I were living. I posted those to my personal Twitter account and people liked them.”
From trying to strike work-life balances to chugging back coffee so they can attend the next coffee meeting, the adventures of these Lego academics are striking a chord with a sizeable crowd on Twitter. The account’s 23 tweets have already attracted about 23,500 followers.
(Image via Twitter/@LegoAcademics)