Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

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

#634F16

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Viji (India)

#331720

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

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

#3D3D3D

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

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

#FFFC96

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Black (India)

#000000

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Hope (NJ)

#521002

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

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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