Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

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

#634F16

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Viji (India)

#331720

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Nicole (United States)

#523232

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

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

#3D3D3D

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

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

#FFFC96

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Black (India)

#000000

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Flora (India)

#BF2822

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

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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