Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Viji (India)

#331720

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

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

#FFFC96

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

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

#634F16

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Black (India)

#000000

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

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

#3D3D3D

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Faded (Greece)

#785028

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

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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