AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Viji (India)

#331720

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

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

#634F16

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

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

#3D3D3D

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

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

#FFFC96

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Black (India)

#000000

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

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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