AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Viji (India)

#331720

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

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

#634F16

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Black (India)

#000000

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

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

#FFFC96

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

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

#3D3D3D

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Tess (USA)

#85511D

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

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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