Chrysanthemum is the first generative NFT using science-backed biofeedback to improve wellness.
We are on a mission to catalyze greater harmony on Earth through shared intention, attention and breath.
CHRYSANTHEMUM: The Heart-Centered Drop, is 1,440 NFTs which incorporate biofeedback to guide breathing and harmonize with your heartbeat. Together, Luminance & TRIPP have created this collection to advance our shared mission of sharing transformative experiences rooted in the science and research of well-being.
Designed by Daniel Friedman of Luminance, with sound design by David Starfire of TRIPP, the NFT collection leverages science and research-backed biofeedback to support interactive, meditative experiences. This revolutionary approach to binaural audio design dynamically adjusts the beat frequency based on a user’s heart. For further immersion, holders can enable audio feedback to listen to sound frequencies generated by their own heart, with the sound and music library provided by GRAMMY-nominated artists Justin Boreta and Matt Davis of Superposition. Each session with the NFT is unique and holders will have access to a nearly infinite number of psychedelic-inspired designs, colors, and patterns that can be changed with a click.
This approach to sharing transformative experiences rooted in science and research in the format of an NFT represents an evolution in how we use blockchain technology to promote wellness. Further, Luminance and TRIPP are committed to turning generative art into re-generative art by supporting regenerative agriculture in their local bioregions. 10% of TRIPP’s proceeds from the sale of Chrysanthemum NFTs will go to treepeople.org in the Greater Los Angeles area, and 10% of Luminance’s proceeds will go to tree planting initiatives at True North in Hudson, NY.
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While the patterns and colors of each Chrysanthemum are unique, they all share a common pulse. At the center of each is a Rainbow Aura that acts as a guide for breathing — inhale as it expands and exhale as it contracts.
Whenever two or more people breathe along with Chrysanthemum, they will be breathing in and out together, no matter where they are in the world. Thus, Chrysanthemum enables a global network of synchronized, mindful breathing.
This pattern of smooth, rhythmic respiration is thought to have a beneficial effect on the nervous system.
While breathing with Chrysanthemum is a powerful journey in its own right, we are offering the possibility to dive even deeper into your heart space using biofeedback.
In tandem with the Heart-Centered Drop, Chrysanthemum is launching an accompanying web app, chrysanthemum.app. The app is a platform for each Chrysanthemum owner to experience an audio-visual biofeedback journey guided by their own heart, powered by the Chrysanthemum NFT.
Connect your heartbeat to the app via a bluetooth heart rate monitor, and your heart’s rhythm will alter the colors and patterns of your Chrysanthemum in real time. For further immersion, enable audio feedback to listen to sound frequencies generated by your own heart played back to you.
The first 50 people to mint a Chrysanthemum will receive a free heart rate monitor. Come visit us at NFT NYC to receive your monitor in person.
The Self Guided Biofeedback currently works on the following platforms:
Scientists have recognized measuring heart rate variability (HRV), the variation in time between heartbeats, as a powerful tool for assessing the health of our nervous system, evaluating emotional stability, and detecting real-time state changes within the body. 
Studies have demonstrated that even non-meditators can easily synchronize their breath and heartbeat through slow, smooth, rhythmic breathing. 
What is the philosophy of coherent breathing?
Coherent breathing is smooth, rhythmic, slow and often gently focused on the heart center.
The fundamentals of breath and what some call “heart coherence” are illuminated by Alan Watkins in his TED talk.
The breathing rate of Chrysanthemum is set to 0.0959 Hz, or one full breath every 10.427 seconds — these numbers are thought to be sacred in some philosophies.
Teaching your body to breathe smoothly and rhythmically has proven health benefits. 
Chrysanthemum is the culmination of several years of passionate research and creative practice. These mesmerizing, kinetic mandalas blossomed from a desire to create beautiful and functional art as a tool for empowerment, inspiration and immune system health. It is the marriage of the Luminance team’s love of fractal geometry with a passion for sharing heart coherence technology. Using beauty as our compass, the Luminance team spent several months giving shape to Chrysanthemum’s core algorithm.
Then, in a moment of inspiration, they realized they could combine its fractal imagery with another algorithm they’d developed to translate heartbeats into usable audiovisual cues.
The soundtrack for Chrysanthemum is a collaboration between Luminance and TRIPP, who has provided music stems composed by Grammy Award Nominated artists Justin Boreta (Glitch Mob) and Matt Davis of Superposition. Luminance has created a unique sound experience that harnesses the power of biofeedback to develop personalized binaural audio that is tuned to your heartbeat, and a dynamic musical score that changes with every session. Additional sound design has been provided by award-winning musician, David Starfire, who is the head of Music and Sound at TRIPP.
As we connect more deeply with ourselves and our environment, mindfulness practices help remind us that we are, in fact, nature itself. By learning to slow our breathing, we establish a connection to the internal landscape that facilitates a deeper awareness of the rhythms of nature. You may even begin to see the glowing Rainbow Aura of Chrysanthemum illuminated with effortless beauty around candle flames, or the sun and moon in the sky, and remember, in that child-like wonder, that magic is everywhere.
 Stress and Heart Rate Variability: A Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5900369/
 Associations of sympathetic and parasympathetic activity in job stress and burnout: A systematic review — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6193670/
 The physiological effects of slow breathing in the healthy human — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5709795/
 Heart rate variability and inflammation: A meta-analysis of human studies — https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889159118304665
 Breathing at a rate of 5.5 breaths per minute with equal inhalation-to-exhalation ratio increases heart rate variability — https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167876013003346