Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Nicole (United States)

#523232

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

#634F16

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Viji (India)

#331720

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

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

#3D3D3D

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Black (India)

#000000

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

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

#FFFC96

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Flora (India)

#BF2822

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

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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