Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Flora (India)

#BF2822

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

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

#634F16

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

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

#3D3D3D

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Tess (USA)

#85511D

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Black (India)

#000000

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

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

#FFFC96

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Viji (India)

#331720

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

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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