CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

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

#FFFC96

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

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

#3D3D3D

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Black (India)

#000000

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Viji (India)

#331720

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

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

#634F16

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

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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