News: Justus Harris has been selected as a Stanford Medicine X 2019 ePatient Scholar

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Excerpt of Time Untold Installation at the Kennedy Center Arts Summit 2019. Special thanks to Hartford Technology Rental - Kennedy Center Staff and Fellows, Colin Reid, and Alex Priest.


The 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellows present their work on the Millennium Stage as part of their 2018 Citizen Artist Fellow Retreat.


Justus Harris is a patient, artist, and educator based in Chicago. He is a Stanford Medicine X 2019 ePatient Scholar. At age 14 he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, combined his artistic training, patient experiences, and educational skills to found MedSculp in 2016. MedSculp creates art based patient-education tools for people with diabetes that translate personal medical data from charts and graphs into 3D-printed objects and 2D designs that can be intuitively understood. This ability is critical to those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Justus’ work embodies the Maker and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education movements applied to the experience of living with chronic illness. He was the first Maker-in-Residence at the Chicago Public Library Maker Lab and has exhibited his work at events by leading art and medical institutions.

Featured Institutions


Livongo Health Lecture, Livongo Health Inc., Chicago IL (February)

Art of Innovation Opening Talk, Hosted by Economic Club of Chicago, Chicago Innovation, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Kennedy Center VSA Emerging Young Artist Juror, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. ( Sep 2018 )

Windy City Times Feature - by Eric Formato, Chicago IL ( Sep 2018)

Citizen Artist Fellow Lecture on Kennedy Center Millennium Stage ( Aug 2018 )

Video of MedSculp/GlucoseZone American Diabetes Association Expo Booth

Video of International Museum of Surgical Science Residency Lecture

American Diabetes Association (ADA) partnership to create art work accessible to 6,000+ expected attendees at the ADA Health and Wellness EXPO Chicago

April 14th, 10am-3pm FREE & Open to the public 

McCormick Place, West Building Hall F2, 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Artist in Residence at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Kennedy Center Speaker for VSA Emerging Young Artist cohort - Electrify Exhibition October 2017

Resident at mHUB Chicago's premier prototyping innovation center

Winter 2017 - Spring 2018

Video feature by SAIC as Make/Work creative venture winner

Winner of Make/Work creative venture challenge

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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 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, featuring with an intro to my new blog 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.