GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

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

#FFFC96

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Viji (India)

#331720

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

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

#634F16

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

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

#3D3D3D

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Ting (London)

#FFC552

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Black (India)

#000000

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

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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