Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Faded (Greece)

#785028

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

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

#FFFC96

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Black (India)

#000000

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Viji (India)

#331720

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Flora (India)

#BF2822

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

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

#634F16

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

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

#3D3D3D

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

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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