Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

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

#3D3D3D

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Ting (London)

#FFC552

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Viji (India)

#331720

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

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

#FFFC96

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

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

#634F16

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Black (India)

#000000

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

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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