This article proposes principles for the design of human-centered, anthropic cyberspaces. Starting with a brief examination of our cognitive use of space, it suggests that we address cyberspace as an extension of our mental space. The article proceeds to state 12 principles based on scientific and cultural observations regarding individual cognition and social interaction. These concepts are general–not specific to any culture or technology. In the accom-panying arguments, the author expands on these concepts, illustrating them with examples taken from conventional and electronic media, space and cyberspace. With these conjectures, the author hopes to begin a discussion on the anthropology of space and its emulation.

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