Hay Festival Querétaro 2022 – Technology

We invite you to browse the programme of the seventh edition of the Hay Festival Queretaro, to be celebrated from 1-4 of September 2022. This year, we return with in person activities in the Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, and Hay Delegaciones sections, and for the first time we present talks in the municipalities of Bernal, Corregidora, and Tequisquiapan.
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Marta Peirano in conversation with Arturo Marcial Padrón Hernández

Technological Sovereignty, Democracy and the Environment

UAQ, explanada de Rectoría, Auditorio Fernando Díaz Ramírez
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We live in an age of information, and the Internet, affordable for many, is one of the key elements in this society. However, behind the freedom and democratization of information that is seemingly offered by telecommunications, things are not so simple. Marta Peirano is the author of the books El rival de Prometeo: Vidas de Autómatas Ilustres, El pequeño libro rojo del activista en la red, El enemigo conoce el sistema and Contra el futuro. The last of these was written to help us face the climate crisis with citizen action tools that challenge was the author calls “climate feudalism”. Peirano was involved in founding the Culture sections of ADN and eldiario.es, has been a director of the Copyfight initiative and is co-founder of the Hacks/Hackers Berlin and Cryptoparty Berlin groups. Her TED talk ¿Por qué me vigilan, si no soy nadie? has been seen over four million times on YouTube. At this event, we will discuss technological sovereignty, democracy and a healthy environment with Marta Peirano. In conversation with Arturo Marcial Padrón Hernández.
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Marta Peirano in conversation with Olivia Zerón

Teatro de la Ciudad
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Marta Peirano (Spain) is a journalist and researcher who specialises in the relations between power and technology. Her work is known for its critical and analytical insights, investigating the dangers of concentrated power structures and addictive digital dynamics, and has received international recognition. Her latest book is Contra el futuro, resistencia ciudadana contra el feudalismo climático. According to her, there are solutions to climate change within our reach and her book sets out some strategies for citizen action in order to counter the acceleration of climate feudalism and disaster capitalism; a new anti-apocalyptic approach that builds hope for the future. In conversation with Olivia Zerón.

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Event 16

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar, Emma Graham-Harrison and Marta Peirano in conversation with Ana Pais

Equity Series: technology

Cineteca Rosalío Solano - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Just as the Internet has become an essential tool that structures so many aspects of contemporary life, so it also brings challenges, problems and threats, perhaps precisely because it has become so important in our lives. Technological sovereignty, cyber-surveillance, algorithm-based inequalities and even our dependence on the Web are topics that cannot be ignored. The thinker and author Yásnaya Elena Aguilar (Mexico), and the journalists Emma Graham-Harrison (United Kingdom) and Marta Peirano (Spain), will talk about these matters with Ana Pais.

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Cristina Fortuny in conversation with Imanol Martínez

Growing up with a screen

Corregidora, Plaza Gran Cué
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Cristina Fortuny (Venezuela) is an economist, writer, conference speaker and adopted Queretaran, and she has dedicated her life to closing the generation gap, promoting links between parents and children as the best protection against the challenges faced by children as they grow up surrounded by screens. Her book Crecer entre pantallas (2022) is about the uses and misuses that young people make of technology, and how parents can deal with this; it is about interacting with these devices, managing mental health, and realizing the potential that these technologies have when used well. In conversation with Imanol Martínez.

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