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Prisha (Chennai/ India)

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Solematejass (India)

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Ritesh Patel (India)

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#EB8AD4

Rohit Kumar (India)

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Resmy G R (INDIA)

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Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

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Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

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Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

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Ram (Kotgarh)

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Kap (Kotkhai)

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Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

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Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

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Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

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Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

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Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

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Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

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#FFC978

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

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#212121

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Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

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Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

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Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

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Vipl (Shimla)

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Sankari (Singapore)

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James D (South East Asia)

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Haggis (SPAIN)

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#965045

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

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#FF7847

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

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Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

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Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

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#1C1C1C

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

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Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

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#042403

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

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Tess (USA)

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Me (Usa)

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#1F9EFF

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

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Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

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Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

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JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

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Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

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CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

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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