The composer Laurie Spiegel in her studio. An amateur musician from childhood, Spiegel detoured through the social sciences at university and then returned to music, later founding NYU’s Computer Music Studio. She worked at the renowned Bell Labs in the 1970s writing notational software and late wrote software for personal computers used widely in rock and pop music circles. Another undersung woman designer.
Footnote! The photo that originally led this post is NOT of Laurie Spiegel, contrary to claims in the original German post where it appeared. You can still see it on Flickr, but it’s not Spiegel. How do I know this? Well, because she herself wrote in to say so. See here.