Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

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

#FFFC96

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Viji (India)

#331720

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

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

#634F16

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

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

#3D3D3D

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Black (India)

#000000

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

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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