Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Black (India)

#000000

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

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

#3D3D3D

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

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

#634F16

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Viji (India)

#331720

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

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

#FFFC96

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

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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