Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

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

#3D3D3D

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Viji (India)

#331720

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Ting (London)

#FFC552

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

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

#FFFC96

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Black (India)

#000000

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

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

#634F16

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

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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