Justus Harris, holding Diabetes Data Sculptures of several months of his Type 1 diabetes blood glucose records. 


is an artist working across disciplines to innovate creative new methods for improved understanding of wellness, healing, and health monitoring. Initially inspired by his use of continuous monitors for managing his type 1 diabetes, Justus has participated in five artificial pancreas research studies.  He is currently using a DIY artificial pancreas system and will be in residence at Chicago’s prototyping and innovation center, mHUB, fall 2017.

News & Events


Presenting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Make/Work kick-off for 2018 -

What: MakeWork Kick-Off Event

Where: The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S Wabash Ave

When: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-7:30pm

Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (CDT) article forthcoming

September 2017

Fountains Featured in SciArt Magazine,  August 2017

SciArt Magazine Article by Jennifer Roche

Interview with collaborator Eric Dolores for European Commission exhibition, 'Adaptation' July 2017

Winner of Make/Work creative venture challenge

School of the Art Institute of Chicago May 2017

Winner of Adaptation Competition (Environment + Data Category), Exhibit opens July 2017, Berlin, Germany. (more to come)

Maker in Residence at The Chicago Harold Washington Public Library Nov 2016 - Jan 2017 

Authored Guest Post for DiabetesMine.com, featuring with an intro to my new blog translatediabetes.com and my interview with Toni Gentilli.

CHI 2016 Healthcare DIY, San Jose, invited workshop participant, shared digital and tangible health data visualizations. 

New Video Documenting Diabetes Data Sculptures by Dusan Aleksandar 

Diabetes Youth Family organization art & technology event leader for family camp's children and parents centered around diabetes data visualization and creative understanding of health. Livermore, CA

Sensorium, featured Diabetes Data Sculptures in group exhibition, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

Livongo Health Presentation on Diabetes Data Sculptures Invited expert in diabetes technology for Livongo Health employee education lecture series, Mountain View, CA

Coverage from D-Data ExChange at Stanford

Interview on Diabetes Data Sculptures with Amy T for DiabetesMine

DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange I shared my newest Diabetes Data Sculptures and demoed my work as part of this amazing event bringing leaders in diabetes innovation together. 

Medscape Article on Health Data Sculptures by Dr. Aaron Neinstein,  Associate Medical Director of Health IT at NorthShore University HealthSystem. He was on the founding team of Tidepool, working to make health information easier to access and understand. 

Publication of Performance Art and Digital Communication: Exercises in Empathy. Essay from my Theorizing the Web, NYC 2014 presentation for the Berglund Center for Internet Studies edited by Nathan Jurgenson and Jenny Davis.

Forthcoming publication of The Artificial Pancreas Patient Perspective - patient co-author with Dr. Elizabeth Littlejohn, researcher and pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Diabetes Data Sculpture exhibited in Group Show (Sep 12th-Nov 1st), The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.


Talking Books Diabetes Data Sculpture presentation, Motorola Maker Lab, Harold Washington Chicago Public Library.

Participation in Hanna Hurtzig's Copy Cat Academy at the Luminato Festival, Toronto, CA

Residency at Elsewhere Museum, NC.

For a full list of previous work please refer to CV