The representational model is based on a two-fold principle that underwrites most knowledge systems of Western civilization. The binary split between the conceptual and the material, which guaranteed the objectivity of the representational method, is destroyed by the photograph, for the material and the conceptual are one and the same. Traditional analogue photographs are also the outcome of a process that computes the real and outputs it as information. Contemporary culture, its disciplines, and discourses are replete with references to and uses of photography. As developments in computational intelligence, neuroscience, and quantum physics begin to influence and communicate with each other, it becomes apparent that photography is a linchpin of many of these processes. The traditional view is narrow, in the sense that it engages with only a small number of actual photographic practices, often ignoring the uses of photography that fall outside of its conception as an aesthetic practice.