Dom Raban, managing director, Corporation Pop
Dom Raban has been creating ‘stuff’ for nearly 40 years, from punk fanzines in the 1970s to content for emerging technology platforms now.
He’s been in the digital space since the start, building his first website in 1995 and his first 3D virtual environment in 1996.
His current agency, Corporation Pop, was launched in 2007 and was one of only 35 companies worldwide to be accredited as Gold Solution Providers for Second Life.
In those heady days of virtual worlds they delivered several ground-breaking corporate and educational projects for clients including EMI, BP, the NHS and Manchester Business School.
Since 2010 they have focused on Unity 3D development and have built immersive virtual environments for all sorts of use cases, from connected TV applications to avatar-based software that helps young people with mental health issues. For the last three years they have focused on bringing their experience with immersive 3D spaces to virtual and augmented reality.
Currently they are working on several AR and VR projects including an app for child patients that helps reduce the stress associated with hospitalisation by increasing familiarisation with staff, environments and procedures. Dom is a member of the VRARA Digital Health Committee.