Dave The Volunteer (Forest Hills, New York)

#613333

Boss (Edmonton)

#5C0F0F

Laurahatt214 (Golden Valley, Az)

#854841

S.Robin (North Carolina)

#000000

Miner (Surprise, Arizona, USA)

#240512

Daisy (no location provided)

#F7F7F7

Bridge Orange (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#F2A68A

CMW (Piscataway, NJ, USA)

#5E5E5E

Filx13 (Fall River, MA, USA)

#363636

Adam (Wroclaw/Poland/PL)

#243015

Kels (Orlando)

#FF8345

Jon (Rochester, NY USA)

#FF443D

Paulbor04 (no location provided)

#0E0029

Kkaminey (no location provided)

#F50515

Kellie (Berkley/Michigan/US)

#A2A0AD

Jirthz (India)

#78210C

Randomania (Lebanon)

#E3E3E3

Virgil (Tampa/FL/USA)

#1C1C1C

Tomrig (Ma)

#FFE7A6

Praveen (India)

#5C5C5C

Trisha (Georgia)

#FFFFFF

Kelly (no location provided)

#36254D

Alex (Seal Beach, CA)

#EDE9AB

DragonsFlutterby (Callahan, Florida)

#FAFF75

Neil (Temecula,CA.)

#042403

Brownish Black (India)

#6E443A

Sam (Oregon)

#AB491F

Vanja (Zagreb/croatia)

#C9FFFB

Fred (Ottignies/Belgium)

#EBFFFF

Said (Ankara, Turkey)

#7A000C

Steve (Buffalo, NY)

#2B2B2B

Lama (Karlsruhe/Germany)

#FBFFEB

LSipes (Lakeville, MA USA)

#FF684A

Mits (Greensboro,nc,usa)

#FFA3B6

Anam (Karachi)

#FF9E6E

RJ (no location provided)

#666666

Mandy (Savannah, GA)

#752300

Regina (Albertville, AL. USA)

#FFFAFA

J Hal (Indy Kansas)

#6054FF

SMOOOTH (WASHINGTON STATE)

#C9F8FF

Jalisa E. (Pompano Beach, FL, USA)

#141406

JENISHA (no location provided)

#FFCBDB

Kun (IN)

#D6CD9

Rohit Kumar (India)

#FF21E9

Lise Sinnbeck (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

#193006

SHUNMUGAPRIYAN (INDIA)

#6E553F

Lucious (no location provided)

#9C7264

Bobby (Houston/Texas/USA)

#C9C9C9

Ritesh Patel (India)

#BFBFBF

Natasha Z. (Sweeny/Texas/USA)

#732525

JN (ISRAEL)

#333333

Zen (no location provided)

#BA8374

AC Ellio (Baltimore, MD)

#9C360B

Solematejass (India)

#CCCCCC

Tammi (Tulsa, OK USA)

#F07FBB

Anil (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Chris (Port Orchard, Wa, USA)

#5C1C2

JenJen (Indy Kansas USA)

#632F02

CC (Beloit, WI Usa)

#7A7A7A

Sue (Oklahoma)

#FFD480

Amy (Liberty. SC)

#191303

Leise (Italy)

#393B13

Mayar (no location provided)

#D4401C

Ravi (India)

#56ABFB

Sandi (Seattle Washington)

#B0FCFF

Krish (13.08784/80.27847)

#C7C0BD

Kathleenkc (St. Catharines/Ontario/Canada)

#965045

Carmina (Honolulu/Hawaii/USA)

#FFCFD5

Teetat (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada)

#3D0509

Dlee (Mtn. View, AR)

#FF0818

AL (San Diego, CA)

#189629

Librarian50 (Mount Holly/NJ/US)

#632A58

Barspat (Liverpool/NY/USA)

#47041D

Dan (Menomonie/WI/USA)

#300306

Taneesha (Farmville, Virginia, USA)

#B05927

Rinsha (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#295BFF

Dhinesh (India)

#C4A7AA

Raj (India)

#FFA85C

Skip (Titusville, Florida)

#7B34A3

Roxo (Zagreb Croatia)

#ED7A15

Jcapp (Coralville/IA/USA)

#BA6C54

TheJenn (Bloomington, IN)

#6E1106

Bacon (Phoenix, Az)

#000000

JITHIN (PARAVOOR/ KERALA/ INDIA)

#696969

Mero (Cairo)

#D6091D

Buckingham (Raleigh, NC US)

#1008FF

Viji (India)

#331720

Paige (Austin, Texas, Usa)

#14010D

Leggs8p (Searcy, AR USA)

#BDBDBD

Jforce20 (New York)

#D9D9D9

Vipl (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Lzoq (New York, NY USA)

#3B41FF

MANOJ KUMAR (Tivandrum/kerala/India)

#333333

Dinesh (Mumbai/Maharashtra/India)

#A18C62

Anitha Antony (Kochi,kerala,682002,india)

#FF3D4A

Wazeem (Bangalore)

#F0F0F0

Bulldozie57 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#545E58

Vincenzo (Italy)

#F7FEFF

Abraham (New York)

#4073FF

Indsha (India)

#512EFF

Carla (Virginia)

#C4CAFF

Er (CA)

#8C3C3C

ZCD (Philippines)

#26BEFF

Battlejutsu (Tuscaloosa/AL/USA)

#6B08FF

Mohan Raj (Chennai / Tamilnadu / India)

#F4FF54

Hannah (USA)

#1F9EFF

Weeg (Wisconsin)

#6B6B6B

Jane Bright (Puyallup, Washington, USA)

#632D70

Kathy (Escondido/ca/usa)

#613B1E

Raki Dawis (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

#69FFFA

Rhody (Stafford, VA USA)

#FF7847

Asxz (TEl Aviv)

#BF5324

Dan Z (Tampa, FL.)

#540412

Zalloy (Pawcatuck/CT/USA)

#B88A5C

Ethes (Virginia)

#FFDA8F

Nicole (United States)

#523232

Amita (Chenai/ India)

#F0DEFF

Jessica Velez (Newark, NJ)

#1E5737

Trendafil (Hungary, Gödöllő)

#FFF780

Prakash Kl (India, Kerala, Trivandrum)

#FFFFFF

Erica (Westerly/RI/USA)

#B5B5B5

Liv (Philadelphia, PA)

#6E4E49

HITsWorthTurkingFor (Big Prairie, OH, USA)

#FFD152

Tess (USA)

#85511D

Antoinette (Long Beach, CA, US)

#7A3833

Hitesh Garg (India)

#1F1100

Saghi (no location provided)

#CFFFA6

Jeffrey Smith (Austin, Texas, United States)

#F7FFB3

Wbr (Charlottesville, VA)

#30054D

Sky Pink (McKinney/TX/USA)

#FFEBEB

Maria (Charlotte/NC/USA)

#FFFFC7

Fiodor Pakutnik (Kraków/Małopolska/Poland)

#452C0B

Dea (Switzerland)

#D6D6D6

Blue 77 (Montevallo,AL, USA)

#FFBE69

Arpita (Delhi/India)

#FAFFCC

Alexis (Windsor, CT, USA)

#FF5C7C

Amanda (Elgin/Texas/USA)

#AB5130

Sreenath P G (Kottayam/Kerala/India)

#4A4A4A

Raj (Shimla)

#FCFCFC

Una (Vrsac, Serbia)

#FF5744

Delphine (Virginia)

#BD99A

Kap (Kotkhai)

#FAFAFA

Bright Yellow (Ivancna Gorica/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FFFCD9

Diana Morgan (Evansville, IN USA)

#594791

Pale Orange (Pooler, GA)

#FFC978

Michrial (Hampton, VA USA)

#636363

Beachbum1 (Raleigh, NC)

#878787

Sreeraj (Mannar/kerala/india)

#FF4A2E

DoozyDu (Roseville,mn)

#212121

JoAnnP (Orlando/FL/USA)

#E8E8E8

ESLY (COCHIN)

#7A5959

Rhinoferrous (Troy, NY, USA)

#B56A14

Kalp (Hamirpur)

#FCFCFC

Lucky (Fortville,Indiana USA)

#F2F2F

Mercury (Sacramento, CA)

#453B08

Kat (Rochester, NY, USA)

#BF4747

Lidia (Troy/NY/USA)

#B3B3B3

Zenith (San Francisco, CA)

#8A5417

Mike Haze (Philadelphia Pa)

#DEEBFF

Illinichinky (Charlotte, NC US)

#FFDCD4

LIGHT BLUE (HYDERABAD)

#C9FAFF

Cristigorcea22 (Tarnaveni Mures Romania)

#FFA347

TJ (Georgia)

#404040

AR (Bellingham)

#1C1701

Rob (California, USA)

#00FFB3

Buddcatenberg (Seattle, WA)

#FFADB6

Monica (Mohali/ Punjab/ India)

#FFE7D9

Alicia M. (Detroit, Michigan)

#BF5D1B

Shay (Durham, NC, USA)

#FFCFCF

Matthew MacIntyre (Rochester New York)

#C2FFFB

Zen. (USA)

#3B3B3B

Leon (Cupertino, CA USA)

#4F0000

PRISHU (CHANDIGARH/PUNJAB/INDIA)

#FEFFF5

Destie (Macon)

#080808

Kiki (La Jolla/Ca/USA)

#C76754

Rahm (no location provided)

#B3F2FF

Jagadish (no location provided)

#B0FFEF

Aum Manek (MUMBAI/MAHARASHTRA/INDIA)

#0D0973

Faded Black (India)

#4F4F4F

Raji (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Martin (Eslöv/Skåne/Sweden)

#393D00

Bleuman (Nesbit, MS USA)

#30C1FF

Tuhinanshu (New Delhi, India)

#FFF7F7

Haggis (SPAIN)

#FF5521

Chauhan (no location provided)

#FAFAFA

Sankari (Singapore)

#242424

Marina (Milan, Italy)

#F1F5D3

Stefany Philo (Francfort/Hessen/Germany)

#545454

Veenu (no location provided)

#FCFCFC

Anz (New Jersey)

#695131

Bhuvan (no location provided)

#EDEDED

Shemaiah J. Frett (Delaware)

#D47B7B

Mgm (Puerto Rico)

#F9FFA8

Beaker (Lexington,KY)

#515152

Gurnaz Kaur (India)

#B6FF85

Ishtar Elisheba (Trout/LA/USA)

#61122D

Divva (Hamirpur)

#FAFAFA

Lori Woo (Indianapolis,indiana)

#000000

Yoyo502 (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

#B87114

Black (India)

#000000

Mogwai (Middle Grove/ny/us)

#520000

Charlie Taylor (no location provided)

#031906

Daniela (Greensboro/NC/USA)

#E0DB94

Olga (Athens, Greece)

#FFA680

Phil (Louisville, KY, USA)

#170221

Serge U. (Bucharest, Romania, Europe)

#FFD1BA

Devi (Tuticorin/TN/Indian)

#FF0810

Negi (Kinnaur)

#FCFCFC

Josh C. (Temple Tx)

#212121

Sharma (Shimla)

#FAFAFA

Britvulcan (Manistee/MI/USA)

#FF906E

Thedoggdakdes (New Phila Oh Usa)

#5C5C5C

Nazel (Algeria)

#FF7936

Srilatha (AP)

#7C6EFF

Stinswm (no location provided)

#FF8FFF

Haroon (India)

#FFE5DB

Flora (India)

#BF2822

Futurix (Bangalore, India)

#FFEAC7

Monica Bellluchi (Mohali/ India)

#FFD9F6

Alex Armstrong (Boise Idaho USA)

#85015D

Paula.rainbow (Czech Republic)

#574937

Amit (no location provided)

#78FFC0

Aaditya (Mumbai/Mharashtra/India)

#6E6E6E

Scott Hartman ("Minneapolis, Minnesota")

#004A07

Nick (Waukesha/WI/USA)

#C4C4C4

Enzo (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

#4F2E30

Tammky (Nevada)

#757575

Ray (EPTX)

#FF5E5E

Resmy G R (INDIA)

#A8FFD9

Gaby (New York)

#FFBCB8

Renee (Pitts/GA/US)

#F6E8FF

GeMe (Seattle)

#45FFDA

Sissi (France)

#D14A28

Ram (Kotgarh)

#FAFAFA

Kajol (Mumbai/India)

#EBFFE8

Jessica (Phoenix Arizona US)

#FF2D0D

Venkatesh (no location provided)

#FF6026

Me (Usa)

#FF8CC6

Audrey (Tallahassee, FL, USA)

#F6FFEB

Mary Rachel (Mount Vernon, Illinois USA)

#6B090C

Amanda (Hopkins,MN)

#C4C4C4

Atriol (Dodge City, KS, USA)

#08381A

Prakash (Salem/Tamilnadu/India)

#11FFAD

Happy (Illinois)

#404040

Niero (Manila,Philipines)

#FFD359

Kameca (Los Angeles, CA)

#700A07

Kaieri (no location provided)

#941F1F

Preethi (India)

#DAE3B8

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

#634F16

Alex Myers (Omaha, NE)

#FFA496

Vipin (Delhi/India)

#F0FFE3

Kelly Mayer (London, UK)

#525C35

Peggi-jo (Tooele, Utah, USA)

#FFFFD6

Ganesh Kumar (India)

#8F8F8F

Mohd Nusrath Ali (HYDERABAD)

#FAFAFA

Nora (60525)

#37313D

Husam Qatuni (JORDAN)

#000000

Adrienne (Rochester/NY/United States)

#FFB8FD

Purkster (Oak Hill, Florida)

#FF7E33

Dmw (NASHVILLE,TN Usa)

#383838

Fsumm04 (Orlando, FL United States)

#FF1736

Hope (NJ)

#521002

James D (South East Asia)

#FF1F78

Judie (USA)

#FCEBFF

Saurav Sinha (Gurgaon/Haryana/India)

#FFD4F1

David Brown (Fort Wayne Indiana USA)

#FF7066

Ramesh (no location provided)

#FF2E4A

Cobra (Arkansas)

#F7F7F7

Hector Salazar Ortiz (Mexico City, Mexico)

#C7584C

Nswamy (Chennai)

#D6A894

John (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

#0A0A0A

Dimitris (Athens/Attica/Greece)

#424238

Tuan (Westminster/Ca/USA)

#6E2F2B

Faded (Greece)

#785028

Chris (Flanders NJ)

#69000

Kenaz (Belton/Texas/USA)

#E3D5E8

Liyra (Tennessee)

#261266

Harry (West Hollywood, Ca)

#450303

Anne (O'fallon/MO/USA)

#3A3045

Ting (London)

#FFC552

Raman (no location provided)

#D1D1D1

Tomassonko (Italy)

#1F3824

Lorsquie (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

#613E10

Ambitleader (Arlington, TX, USA)

#696969

Kaushik (Chennai)

#541900

Davis M John (Richmond/Virginia/USA)

#FFF6EB

Lovex0j (Buffalo, NY, USA)

#734D0B

Anglina Jolie (Panchkula/ Haryana/ India)

#FCFFE6

Plazair (Queens/ny/us)

#EBFFE6

Tjmfphilly (Virginia)

#7D7D7D

Mike.Turke (Lakeland/Florida/USA)

#32330B

Euzevio (Mahwah, Nj)

#7A7FFF

Phoenix (Huntsville, AL, USA)

#F2B063

Rick (Chicago IL USA)

#191919

Drew Berry More (Surat/ Gujrat/India)

#FFFFE3

Ani Bodae (Oceanside/CA/USA)

#D99F86

Dontworrybhappy (Boise/ID/USA)

#FF0A2B

Kriscas (New Philadelphia Ohio Usa)

#FFC9CF

Beto (Celina Ohio)

#FFD8C9

Nana (Macon/GA/USA)

#876532

Kblover (Dale City, Va, USA)

#FCFFD6

Chris (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

#301010

Par (Rohru)

#FCFCFC

Gopher (Loretto, TN 38469)

#303030

Lani (Kula, Hawaii, USa)

#782049

Cowboy (Lewisville, TX, USA)

#FF7B61

Wapa123 (Rockford, Illinois USA)

#571F1F

Purp (North Carolina)

#F5F5F5

Dellafive (Las Cruces, NM)

#B8FFC6

Devu (Solan)

#FCFCFC

Dharminder (New Delhi/ India)

#FDFFF7

Prisha (Mumbai/India)

#E9FFD9

YoungG (Nairobi)

#52300E

Jordan (New York)

#142CFF

Ashti (Pune/Maharastra/India)

#B0202E

Pam P (Lancaster OH USA)

#3D0D03

Lulu (Missouri)

#858585

Kirk Dennis (Bartonsville, Pennslyvani)

#9F40FF

Pat1145 (Austin, TX)

#757575

Sivakumar (Erode/Tamil Nadu/India)

#563567

Zinga (St. Vincent)

#F9FF59

Dbrew101 (Deltona,FL,USA)

#966D1A

Sirius (Warwick, RI, USA)

#3B1C25

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

#FFFC96

Pm (Cergy/france)

#FF3D7E

Yellow-white (Domzale/Slovenia/Slovenian)

#FAF6D4

Elizabeth Johnson (Montreal, Canada)

#B0530C

WeAre138 (Cincinnati,OH,USA)

#1C0108

Mari (no location provided)

#141414

Jimmyz (Clearwater Fl)

#4D3232

H (Seattle, WA)

#661E13

John (Delhi/India)

#F7FFF2

Laura (Bloomington, IN)

#7D6070

Bim (Kinnaur)

#FAFAFA

Prisha (Chennai/ India)

#FFF9DB

Mila (Wheeling, IL USA)

#FFF9C

HARISH (INDORE/M.P/INDIA)

#DBFF63

Khansell (Arkansas)

#FFF34A

Achu (no location provided)

#48246B

Coroi Adrian (Bucuresti)

#F8FF2B

Sian (Colima)

#87311B

BMH (Pittsburgh PA)

#FFF566

Chelle (Claymont, DE, USA)

#EBEBEB

Betsey (Providence, RI)

#8A1700

Obscura (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

#BAB8A0

Chirkut (New Delhi/Delhi/India)

#5E4A27

Billy Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#2D474D

Nicole (Murfreesboro, TN)

#A6A6A

Vpl (Shimla-India)

#FAFAFA

Aunta (Eagan, MN)

#F5F5F5

Betty Bop (Mullen, NE USA)

#4D191E

Tina (Chicago/illinois/US)

#240030

Sue (Waterloo, IL, USA)

#781219

Natasha (Sabac/Serbia/Serbian)

#B6AFC9

George (Chennai/tamilnadu/india)

#5C5C5C

Lorelei (Gray/Tennessee/USA)

#4A4736

Kaitlyn (Martinsburg/WV/USA)

#543628

Michlo (San Francisco)

#FFFFE3

Manta (Miami/Florida/USA)

#690000

Jennifer (Valodasta Ga.)

#B3B3B3

Lupce Smilev (Stip>macedonia)

#1C1169

CREEDO (Windsor, Vermont)

#FFA47D

Poppyseed (no location provided)

#CF8525

Meena (India)

#EB8AD4

Angina Jolie (Jaipur/ Rajasthan/India)

#F6FFDE

Alexander Christiaan Jacob (The Hague, The Netherlands)

#812000

Shywolf (Kansas City, MO, USA)

#B3A1A1

R81631 (Gypsum, Co, Usa)

#191919

JR. (Wheeling/IL/USA)

#190404

Shahzt (New York)

#FF7E0D

Dopler6 (Belgrade/Serbia/Serbia)

#3B0C0D

Jessejames (Manila, Philippines)

#292929

Tina Rae (Goleta/CA/USA)

#631730

Gini (no location provided)

#D2C7FF

Kandywriter (Fl)

#FFFFF

TurkJD (Boston, MA, US)

#A37475

SUJATHA (USA)

#FFFFFF

Sachin (Banglorre/ India)

#EFFFE3

Marcus Convick (Texas)

#AD4011

Puja (Mumbai/India)

#F2FFE8

Ajish Alex (Ernakulam/Kerala/India)

#1A12FF

Jgodwin (Charlotte, NC, USA)

#5C580C

Mohd Qadeer (Hyderabad)

#F5F5F5

Chung Yan (New York)

#3B2820

Rebecca (Eureka/california/USA)

#F4F799

Siddhartha (India)

#0D05FF

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

#3D3D3D

Alec Raabe (Lincoln, NE)

#E0E0FF

BigDave (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

#6E6E6E

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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Current number of participants shown: 463