Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Black (India)

#000000

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

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

#3D3D3D

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

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

#FFFC96

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

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

#634F16

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Ting (London)

#FFC552

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Viji (India)

#331720

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

WHAT COLOR I SEE WHEN MY EYES ARE CLOSED

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“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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