Young people easily shift between 2D and 3D, barely noticing a difference. Navigating this "no man's land," the new "pop-up generation" of designers create work that is malleable, transient, and ever-changing. The works selected have a few common characteristics. The projects pop-up. They float and melt down again. They are temporary. And they are mobile; they can take you anywhere. These projects are often hybrid, moving between the virtual and the physical world. And lastly they are very much DIY. The artist and designers are keen on sharing. Come join; make your own. It is give and take in this pop-up generation community. For "The Pop-Up Generation: Design Between Dimensions," Lidewij Edelkoort in collaboration with Lotte van Gelder has collected outstanding and often poetical pop-up works which give a captivating and exciting picture of a new generation in the throes of designing the future. With additional essays from Paola Antonelli of the MOMA New York, Carla Fernandes, Bruce Sterling, and others, this thought-provoking book examines the pop-up phenomena in art and design and captures the essence of the time we live in.