In the 60s cult-TV series, The Prisoner, a British spy (played by Patrick McGoohan) is held captive in an Orwellian Village on an island controlled by a faceless authority. The prisoner, known only as Number 6, has resigned from the secret service. This seems to be his crime. In the opening sequence for the show, we see him burst into his spy chief's office and passionately submit his resignation; he is subsequently drugged, kidnapped, and whisked off to the Village.
Reblog post of the day goes out to "Philosophy for Change," a great space I discovered while through a Google search for "Lines of Flight," a term by philosopher Gilles Deleuze to describe counter-movements to the status quo, or "bolts of pent-up energy that break through the cracks in a system of control and shoot off on the diagonal... It is our desire to escape the status quo that leads us to innovate." Thought this post was some excellent Sunday food-for-thought. What do you think? Does this clarify your understanding of counter-culture and creativity?