Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Viji (India)

#331720

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

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

#634F16

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Black (India)

#000000

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

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

#3D3D3D

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

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

#FFFC96

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

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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Current number of participants shown: 462