Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Viji (India)

#331720

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

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

#634F16

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Hope (NJ)

#521002

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

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

#3D3D3D

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Ting (London)

#FFC552

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

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

#FFFC96

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Black (India)

#000000

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

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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