Clay Shirky's new book Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is about the power of the social web or web 2.0 or whatever you like to call it. It's getting a lot of positive coverage. I just received a review copy and I'll post some notes once I've read it.
Book series about philosophy and pop culture seem to be multiplying. Open Court was the first publisher to take up the idea, I believe, followed by Blackwell. I've yet to actually read any of these books, but that may change. The forthcoming iPod and Philosophy (Fall '08) looks very good. I may also check out The Office and Philosophy too, just because I like the show and I'm baffled as to where they're finding philosophy in it. Both publishers are releasing books on Battlestar Gallactica and Philosophy (Blackwell, OpenCourt), which seems like overkill. It's a good show but not quite as deep as all the hype suggests, in my humble opinion.
A show that none of these publishers has yet tackled is the SciFi channel's Eureka. It may not be popular enough (though surely it's more current than Dune) and it is far from deep, but it rehashes just about every cliche about science and scientists you can imagine. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit I watch it. The back story of the show is here: A (Confidential) Town History. They also have a page of futuristic gadgets that exist only in this fictional town: Made in Eureka.