Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Faded (Greece)

#785028

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

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

#3D3D3D

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

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

#FFFC96

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

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

#634F16

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Viji (India)

#331720

Nora (60525)

#37313D

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Black (India)

#000000

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

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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