Just bookmarking this, with a view to revisiting at a later stage when it comes to 'writing up'. These images - gathered under the title 'Interstellar overdrive' - are collected on the 50watts website.
As I scrolled through the different images earlier today, I was taken by this and other similar pictures that display a galaxy with some explanatory text at the side. This might work well for my own constellation approach to disseminating my ideas.
I could have some introductory explanatory text at the bottom left - dialogue style - - that outlines what the dissertation is about. On the right hand side meanwhile I could have a legend than explains how the map might be navigated, a short rationale for why I've taken this approach and even a key indicating where I use video, words, audio etc. The text in these sections could be larger so that they are an obvious starting point, or I could use an arrow or some other graphic.
I could have some genre-based visual fun with this. Within my lit review I make the point that when we're talking about multimodality, we're not talking about something that is necessarily new. As Jewitt says, the texts always borrow from the old. My constellation could be an interstellar embodiment of that. It would take the old astronomical map and subvert or re-engineer it with the use of modern technology, buy all the while using modes that transcend new and old. This kind of thing could be good to write about in my rationale for the non-traditional dissemination.