Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

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

#634F16

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Viji (India)

#331720

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

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

#FFFC96

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Black (India)

#000000

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Destie (Macon)

#080808

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

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

#3D3D3D

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

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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