The image of thought, indeed thought ‘itself’ has endured a long and somewhat tedious history, with debates circling around the role of representation, reason and rationality. In a postmodern world, where materiality is proliferated via the radical materiality of socio-ecological networks, a different image of thought can be envisioned. One could say that Gilles Deleuze’s and Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s image of thought express the event of groundless grounds, an event that, at the very moment of encounter forms a kind of cohesion without requiring structure, end points, purposes, processes, or goals. Deleuze and, in their joint writings, Deleuze and Guattari develop an image of thought along three interconnected axes: the rhizome, the plane of immanence, and the chorus. The presence of intelligence suggests a certain kind of durational ‘aliveness’. In a postmodern age of complexity, derivatives, big data, distributed and artificial intelligence, that is, the post-Newtonian, neoliberalist ‘case’, that counterfactual could be named, and is named: the photograph.