Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Destie (Macon)

#080808

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Viji (India)

#331720

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

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

#3D3D3D

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

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

#634F16

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Black (India)

#000000

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Ting (London)

#FFC552

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

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

#FFFC96

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

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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