- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 1
American artist, writer, publisher, performer, and scientist.
Porter is best known for his "founds", which he has published in numerous collections including Found Poems, The Wastemaker, The Book of Do's, Dieresis, Here Comes Everybody's Don't Book, and Sweet End. In 2010 his work was recognized by an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Prior to World War II, Porter contributed to the development of the cathode ray tube. During World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project. He worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on the part of the project devoted to the separation of the highly enriched uranium needed to construct atomic bombs. After bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Porter regretted his involvement with the project and became an outspoken pacifist. In the 1960s, Porter worked on NASA's Saturn V manned rocket program.
Bern Porter died on June 7, 2004.