Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

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

#FFFC96

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

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

#634F16

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Destie (Macon)

#080808

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Black (India)

#000000

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Viji (India)

#331720

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

#3D3D3D

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

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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