J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Black (India)

#000000

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

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

#FFFC96

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Tess (USA)

#85511D

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

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

#634F16

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

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

#3D3D3D

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Viji (India)

#331720

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

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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Current number of participants shown: 463