Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Cary (Madison, WI, USA)

#AB184E

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Black (India)

#000000

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Nihana (Austin, TX)

#FF0D4D

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

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

#3D3D3D

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

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

#FFFC96

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Nixon Living (Los Angeles, CA)

#773A3A

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Deborah (Porto Alegre, Brasil)

#4747FF

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Rob Costin (San Francisco, CA, USA)

#CF1111

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Kailey Herron (Gold River, CA)

#FF683B

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Vitusgirl (60035)

#FF7398

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Syelyeznyova (Berlin, Germany)

#523B19

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

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

#634F16

Viji (India)

#331720

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Sadie (Portland, Oregon)

#AB3C3C

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Shining (Easton, PA, USA)

#FFF8ED

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

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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