Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Tess (USA)

#85511D

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Destie (Macon)

#080808

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

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

#634F16

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

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

#3D3D3D

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Viji (India)

#331720

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

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

#FFFC96

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Black (India)

#000000

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

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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