DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

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

#FFFC96

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

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

#3D3D3D

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Black (India)

#000000

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Viji (India)

#331720

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Tess (USA)

#85511D

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

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

#634F16

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

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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