Today I am being mostly inspired by:
fuck they're awesome. 3000 words in 24 hours. Boo frickin' Yah!
In a non-academic sense I tend to be especially inspired by science fiction, it just sets your brain off in crazy and awesome directions. If I knew Phillip K Dick I would totally love him long time, hell I'd settle for <edit> having intimate relations with his books </edit> (edited to hide drunkenness at time of writing).