Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Black (India)

#000000

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Viji (India)

#331720

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

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

#634F16

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

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

#FFFC96

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

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

#3D3D3D

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

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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