Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

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

#634F16

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Viji (India)

#331720

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

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

#3D3D3D

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

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

#FFFC96

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Hope (NJ)

#521002

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Black (India)

#000000

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

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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