Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Celinda (Iola, Kansas U.S.A.)

#FFFC96

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Viji (India)

#331720

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Nicole (United States)

#523232

David Sahlin (36¡36.644'N 121¡54.981'W)

#634F16

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Brooklawn (Meriden,Connecticut U.S.A.)

#3D3D3D

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Black (India)

#000000

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

WHAT COLOR I SEE WHEN MY EYES ARE CLOSED

Contribute to the project

“What I See When My Eyes Are Closed” is an online data visualization project that documents the approximate colors seen by users when their eyes are closed. The data was gathered using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, a site for crowd-sourced labor. Participants closed their eyes while facing a white screen, they then recorded the color they saw. Their name and location, when provided, are associated to the color.

Research into “soft data” is of particular interest: data sets culled from cultural or personal sources suggest a lack of utility that aligns this kind of information with poetics and removes the often-arbitrary relationship of data-point to image. Specifically, “What I See When My Eyes Are Closed” gives a very human interaction with anonymous Mechanical Turk workers, who are located across the globe. Clicking on a color fills the screen for an immersive view that simulates a temporal shift into that person’s body.

A longer text outlining the project and its relationship to data visualization was published in March 2012 in the Parsons Journal of Information Mapping.

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