Gun Wins Council of Arts Grant

Onur Yuce Gun, Design and Computation PhD Candidate, won a Council for the Arts Grant to test his process to digitally capture the turning points of an artist while they create a painting. The resulting model was recently exhibited in the Long Lounge. Gun's work is included in his recently completed dissertation “A Place for Computing Visual Meaning: The Broadened Drawing-Scape.” More about the project and the process.

Grants from the Council for the Arts at MIT support arts projects in all disciplines that offer the MIT community opportunities to create, participate in and learn about the arts. Founded in 1972 by president Jerome B. Wiesner, CAMIT is an international volunteer group of alumni and friends established to support the arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With its enthusiastic advocacy for all the arts at MIT, the Council’s mission is to act as a catalyst for the development of a broadly based, highly participatory program in the arts, firmly founded on teaching, practice, and research at the Institute, and to conduct arts-related fundraising activities on behalf of MIT. The Council’s programs are funded entirely by the annual contributions of its members.