The fusion between art and thought coming to Barcelona with the 20th Edition of ArtFutura. The event will be held between October 29 and November 1 in two common spaces in the city of Barcelona, the Imagina Auditorium and the Arts Santa Monica. The festival of Digital culture and creativity, established in 1990, receives this year under the theme of reality Virtual social networks and will feature the projects and ideas of the national and international panorama of new media, video games, digital animation and interaction design. ArtFutura is an awaited event that will exceed one year, the expectations of their audience. The activities offered dedicated conferences and workshops, exhibitions, interactive installations and live performances include mainly to animation, robotics, special effects and 3D. Among the participants in previous editions include William Gibson, Laurie Anderson, Timothy Leary, Tomato, and Rebecca Allen, among others, as well as the collaboration of companies like Pixar, Amorphic Robot Works, Sony Pictures Imageworks or Hanson Robotics, which presented a robot capable of see, remember and speak in the previous edition. One of the most anticipated activities will be the delivery of ArtFutura 2009 Awards, awarding the most innovative projects in the categories of creating video games and 3D, considered the most important award in the field of 3D animation and special effects in Spain. For those interested in participating, the deadlines for submitting entries are 20 and September 10, respectively. ArtFutura will also be present in other Spanish cities such as Alicante, Cadiz, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Gijon, Granada, Madrid, Murcia, Segovia, Vigo, Palma de Mallorca and Valladolid. Fans of virtual reality, artificial life and computer generated images can enjoy the ArtFutura festival with the best offers of hotels in Barcelona with LateRooms.com: Hotel Medium Monegal from 76.50 room double including breakfast and Hotel NH Master 90.95 Double room with breakfast included.