Artist Guy Laramee carves and illustrates incredible sculptures out of books in his duo series The Great Wall and Biblios.
I've always considered the Google Lit Trips project to be a sort of "3-Dimensionalizing" of place-based storytelling. Literally turning books into 3-D landscapes certainly turned my head a bit.
To me the best new ideas start a serious tug-0f-war within my paradigm set. I find myself intrigued when I can not simply respond with quick default opinions that have not been challenged recently.
I LOVE having my paradigms shaken, whether I wind up reaffirming at deeper levels or readjusting and refining my understandings.