Hay Festival Segovia 2022

Browse the programme of the seventeenth edition of Hay Festival Segovia. From September 15 to 18, 2022, we will have lots of events, including English-speaking authors. For the second year in a row there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León. All events will be in-person, respecting the security protocols. More information here.


Event 13

Esther Paniagua in conversation with Miguel Aguilar

A world without Internet?

Venue: Torre Caleido. Campus IE University Madrid
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That a majority of the population is dependent on the social media, or that the Internet forms an essential part of our lives is no news. Yet what would happen if the Net went down? Some specialists do ask themselves this question, and one of them is Esther Paniagua. In her book, Error 404, she thinks about whether we are prepared for a world without Internet, and covers the chaos that could break out in the case of an Internet interruption. She also reveals who the guardians of the Web truly are. The book is not a dystopia, but rather an essay aiming to anticipate something that may happen, to allow us to prepare before it is too late. Paniagua is an independent journalist who specializes in science, technology and artificial intelligence.

She will talk to the publisher Miguel Aguilar, manager of imprints such as Taurus and Debate.

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Event 68

Nerea Luis Mingueza and Mónica Rikic in conversation with Miquel Molina

On artists and robots

Venue: Torreón de Lozoya
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The rapid development of technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics mean that the debates about their advantages and ethical implications are constantly being updated. Digital culture is another area whether our attitudes need to be continuously revised. Nerea Luis Mingueza is a Doctor of Computing Science and an enthusiastic educator in matters related to artificial intelligence and robotics. Mónica Rikic is an electronic artist and a creative programmer. Her work explores the unknown land that lies at the interface between human and machine.

Nerea Luis Mingueza and Mónica Rikic will talk to the writer and journalist Miquel Molina, Assistant Editor of La Vanguardia.

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Event 70

Espido Freire and Alberto Rey in conversation

Pride and prejudices. Are things the way they tell us?

Venue: Teatro Juan Bravo
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At a time of overexposure, hypercommunication and a continuous exchange of messages, videos, audios, web content… Are we really better informed than ever? Are things really the way they tell us? Are we genuinely the free society, without prejudice, that we think we are? Two outstanding figures from the world of literature and communication will talk about these vital matters. Featuring the writer Espido Freire, who had a spectacular entry onto the Spanish literary scene, becoming the youngest ever winner of the Planeta Prize aged just 25. Since then she has had an impressive literary career with novels, poetry and non-fiction, including books such as Soria Moria and De la Melancolía. Also appearing will be Alberto Rey, who offers astute and acerbic analysis of television series in his Asesino en serie blog for El Mundo. He is the author of the books La rebelión de los bigotes and Ni rubia ni pelirroja.

Once the event finishes, the authors will sign books in the venue.

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