In contemporary art, there are multiple approaches using technological tools such as 3D printing, AI, and machine learning. Morehshin Allahyari (*1985, Iran) and Egor Kraft (*1986, Russia) both deal with digital heritage in different ways. The blog text briefly introduces one project of each of them, thus showing the technological and artistic potential of the restoration (and re-imagination) of collective social, cultural memories within a meta-(speculative)-archeological intention. They raise questions about ethical, philosophical, and historical challenges when using automated means of investigation. Unlike the classical sculptural paradigm ‘truth to material‘, these ‘digital monuments‘ are made of simulations and interrogate established concepts of monumentality, originality, and reproduction, allowing online data files to circulate.