Today I’m at Benelearn 2017, the Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg machine learning conference. Here’s me next to my poster:
As usual I printed the poster on fabric, growing my collection of fabric posters even further:
But you might have noticed something else about the picture… Yes, I’m wearing a skirt made from one of my old posters!
Here are some frequently asked questions & answers about this development.
Did you make it yourself?
Is it comfortable?
Yes. I asked REpost Science to create the skirt following the model of a Comma skirt I already had (see a better quality photo on Zalando):
So the fit is very comfortable. The fabric is comfortable as well – the poster skirt has a lining from a regular non-poster material. The lining also removes any transparency of the poster fabric.
Is it machine washable?
I have no idea, but I intend to wash another poster first to see what happens. I will update this FAQ once I find out.
Update: Yes, see this post.
It has pockets!
Yes! The original Comma skirt has pockets too, which is why I love it and why I vowed never to buy clothes without pockets again.
Do a lot of people notice it?
I’ve had quite a few compliments and questions, but I think less people notice it than I had originally thought. In part I think this is because I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything unusual (since I wear exactly this skirt but in a different color/fabric more often). And in part it’s because most people don’t really care what you are wearing. See for example this story where a woman wore the same outfit for a year and nobody noticed.
I did have a lot of nice comments on Twitter too! Here are some favorites:
Really getting into your science! https://t.co/sXOXkJIdpw
— Edge for Scholars (@EdgeforScholars) June 2, 2017
I'm hearing "Achievement unlocked!" and I'm not even a gamer
— Joe Simons (@joejps84) June 2, 2017
— Laura W. (@NMRgirl) June 2, 2017
— Dr Amy Wooldridge 🤓 (@EvilOverlordAmy) June 2, 2017
Life goals. https://t.co/Ni9MNNpzYd
— Rebecca Linnett (@rebeccalinnett) June 2, 2017
— Steph Coen (@steph_coen) June 9, 2017
— Laura Tipton (@lauraomics) June 9, 2017