Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

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

#3D3D3D

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

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

#634F16

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Destie (Macon)

#080808

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Black (India)

#000000

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Viji (India)

#331720

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

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

#FFFC96

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

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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