Deep Learning for the Digital Age

The mission of Marginalia is to use the two great information technologies of the modern world, the internet and the research university, to solve the largest challenge they have created: the fragmentation of rigorous knowledge from human meaning. Marginalia  combines the virtues of each media to create new forms of critical knowledge that intersect journalism, scholarship, and public discourse.

We witness this division in the splintering of art, religion, and culture from science and scholarship. Knowledge without depth, without meaning, has no impact, and meaning that is not based on knowledge magnifies human prejudice and tribalism. Depth of meaning combined with rigorous thinking continues the best of the Enlightenment project, and becomes our contribution to the public good: deep learning for the digital age.

Marginalia began in 2013 as a review of books focusing on history and religion, and since 2017 has provided a new digital commons for conversation about the most important subjects, from science and politics to art and religion. We are a non-partisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations to Marginalia are tax-deductible. If you believe in our mission, consider becoming part of it through your support.