Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Viji (India)

#331720

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

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

#3D3D3D

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

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

#634F16

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Deborah (Porto Alegre, Brasil)

#4747FF

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Cary (Madison, WI, USA)

#AB184E

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Kailey Herron (Gold River, CA)

#FF683B

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Shining (Easton, PA, USA)

#FFF8ED

Sadie (Portland, Oregon)

#AB3C3C

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Nihana (Austin, TX)

#FF0D4D

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Nixon Living (Los Angeles, CA)

#773A3A

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Rob Costin (San Francisco, CA, USA)

#CF1111

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Vitusgirl (60035)

#FF7398

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

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

#FFFC96

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Black (India)

#000000

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

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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