Professor Dienst is the author of Still Life in Real Time: Theory After Television (Duke University Press, 1994),The Bonds of Debt: Borrowing Against the Common Good (Verso Books, 2011), and co-editor (with Henry Schwarz) of Reading the Shape of the World: Toward an International Cultural Studies (Westview Press, 1996).
He has published a series of essays on
contemporary theory, visual media, Bertolt Brecht, and Jean-Luc Godard
in print and online journals (including Historical Materialism and the Journal of Visual Culture) and in anthologies (including New Media/Old Media [ed. Chun and Keenan, Routledge 2006]).
His current book project, Remains to be Seen, will present a series of theoretical lessons about visual media, aimed at new practices of image-making and cultural activism.
He writes two blogs: http://bondsofdebt.wordpress.com/ and http://thinkingthroughimages.wordpress.com/.