Here at The Project for PostApocology, our prime directive is to
have fun with the horror. We believe that unless you can (kind of)
laugh at something, you can't really understand it. Also, we know that
unmitigated doom&gloom shuts people's eyes -- even from acknowledging
the dropping guillotine(s). We try
to jape at the vast horizon of bad news, in hopes that users might
read more about what's happening, because... well, it's (kind of) funny,
in a sick, horrifying, and heartbreaking way.
We have constructed five arenas to have that fun: 1) a news
aggregation service, filtering news regarding the six scenarios, with
punchlines; 2) the PANIQuiz,
a quick, funny, and free quiz about the previous week's news;
the PostApocalypse Survival Aptitude Test
(PASAT), to let people
imagine themselves in the throes of the scenarios;
4) educational context for each
scenario, in detail, with corresponding news; and
5) a blog to allow us a platform to process
all this stuff a bit more personally.
In the end, what we are trying to do with this site is promote
comprehension of the depth, breadth and scope of the Apocological
realities, by keeping it interesting. We also highlight in our Recovery
scenario some of the important work being done
grappling with the horror(s).
We hope others find these approaches worthwhile, and that you
spread the word -- that word that's so hard to say: post-apoc-OL-ogy.