Echoes in networks as political activism

Tero Karpi’s post argues how echoes becomes political activism in network culture. A great, less technical, example is how plagiarism has been developed in net-art as an activist strategy. It all started with this piece of software art called Reamweaver which was used by famous plagiarists like and The Yes Men.

Especially the last ones used networked echoes and plagiarism to generate media events. Here is a late one, where they’d have to intervene quite a lot to keep the echo sustained.

As a bonus, here’s an interface glitch from John Cayley’s What We Will:

Questions for further diagramming?

What does echoes mean?

Is there a new kind of networked media echoes?

How does this relate to cybernetics, networks and interface criticism?