Designers worldwide are resurrecting the slideshow and trying to elevate it to a form of poetry in a new movement called Pecha Kucha, an open-mic night for creative types to show off their projects. And the business world is starting to pay attention.
Born in Japan, Pecha Kucha has two simple rules. First, a slideshow must consist of 20 slides that last 20 seconds each, for a total presentation time of six minutes and 40 seconds. No more, no less.