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Different Spanish cities will simultaneously host international the electronic art festival known as ArtFutura Festival. This event will start in Barcelona from 29th October.

Holidaymakers jetting off to Spain this October will have the chance to attend one of Barcelona's most unusual and entertaining events.

Kicking off on October 29th and running until November 1st, ArtFutura is a celebration of digital culture and creativity, exploring new media, digital animation, video games and interactive design.

The festival was established in 1990 and previous participants have included William Gibson, Theo Jansen, Laurie Anderson, Timothy Leary, Rebecca Allen and Brian Eno, as well as companies including Amorphic Robot Works, Pixar, Blast Theory and Arts Electronica.

Events will be held at the city's Auditorio Imagina and Arts Santa Monica, which are within easy reach of most Barcelona hotels(

ArtFutura celebrates its 20th birthday this year and the theme of the festival is 'from virtual reality to social networking'.

According to its organisers, the festival "has shown how, at the beginning of this new millennium, art and science are following parallel paths more than ever. It is now impossible to understand art separated from new media, internet and digital

ArtFutura activities are also held in several other Spanish cities, including Alicante, Cadiz, Zaragoza, Gijon, Granada, Madrid, Murcia, Segovia and Valladolid.

Other creative events taking place in Barcelona this year include the Docupolis Film Festival, which gets underway on September 29th.

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