Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

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

#FFFC96

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

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

#3D3D3D

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Black (India)

#000000

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Viji (India)

#331720

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

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

#634F16

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Tess (USA)

#85511D

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

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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