Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

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

#FFFC96

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

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

#3D3D3D

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Ting (London)

#FFC552

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Viji (India)

#331720

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

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

#634F16

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Black (India)

#000000

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

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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