So, I've been visiting a college campus, and I've seen a few strange things that I thought some might help other people write.
On the first night, we were treated to slam poetry. One of the poems was about someone lighting himself on fire. The reader was shouting lines like "feel the flesh-smoke in your mouth!" very ecstatically.
In the lower (underground) floors of the library, the bookshelves started moving around. I found out later they are mechanized and controlled by keypads, but it sure surprised me.
There's a sculpture of a house intersecting another house, like if they were clipping models in a video game. I wish I could find the picture.