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Chrysanthemum

by Luminance x TRIPP

Quantity: 1,440

Price: 0.25 eth (allow list)

Dropping: TBA

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.

The Heart Centered Drop

Chrysanthemum is an invitation to merge the body, mind, heart and breath together in harmony.

A Common Pulse

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.

Interacting with Chrysanthemum

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.

Heart Rate Monitor Included

Upon first minting of the Heart-Centered Drop, holders of Chrysanthemum will be entitled to a heart rate monitor that will be mailed to each holder upon purchase verification.

The Self Guided Biofeedback currently works on the following platforms:

  • Desktop — Chrome browser
  • Android — Chrome browser
  • iPhone — BlueFy browser (Safari not supported)

The Science

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. [1]

Studies have demonstrated that even non-meditators can easily synchronize their breath and heartbeat through slow, smooth, rhythmic breathing. [2]

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. [3][4][5]

The artistic process

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.

Chrysanthemum can make us see nature more deeply

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.

Proceeds from the Sale

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 will go to treepeople.org. The TreePeople organization advocates and works to support sustainable urban ecosystems in the Greater Los Angeles area.

10% of Luminance’s proceeds will go to tree planting initiatives at True North, a home for personal and planetary transformation in Hudson, NY.

Reference Research

[1] Stress and Heart Rate Variability: A Meta-Analysis and Review of the Literature — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5900369/

 

[2] Associations of sympathetic and parasympathetic activity in job stress and burnout: A systematic review — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6193670/

 

[3] The physiological effects of slow breathing in the healthy human — https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5709795/

 

[4] Heart rate variability and inflammation: A meta-analysis of human studies — https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0889159118304665

 

[5] 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

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