As a Professor, how do you identify new papers to expose yourself to new ideas?
Most of what I read now is derivative of old favorites or my own work. Journals in my area don't do a good job of grouping my somewhat interdisciplinary interests. I have found more new interesting work through popular sources like newspapers, Pocket, and magazines reporting on journal papers than any other source in the last year.
I want new favorite papers, unconnected to my present pet ideas. This is hard for me, and for several of my peers, when I asked. How do you do it?
I'm interested in useful strategies (a unconventional search ritual?), services (Pocket for journal articles?), or products (tinder for papers?). I'm interested in things outside of what a google search about this will provide. Yes, I have heard of researchgate and google scholar.