Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

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

#FFFC96

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

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

#634F16

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

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

#3D3D3D

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Black (India)

#000000

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Viji (India)

#331720

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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