You get 5 minutes to talk about whatever you want in front of a large audience. You get to use twenty slides. Each slide auto-advances after fifteen seconds.
Back in September of 2008 I was able to convince someone that it was a good idea to let me do an Ignite talk. Actually, no, I think Tikva Morowati convinced me that it was a good idea. In any case, I decided to use the unique format to talk about Experimental Devices for Performance. The video is now here!