Nicole (United States)

#523232

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Hope (NJ)

#521002

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

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

#FFFC96

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Black (India)

#000000

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

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

#634F16

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

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

#3D3D3D

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Viji (India)

#331720

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

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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