Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Tess (USA)

#85511D

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

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

#634F16

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Black (India)

#000000

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Hope (NJ)

#521002

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

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

#3D3D3D

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Viji (India)

#331720

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

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

#FFFC96

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

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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