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For Humans and Machines, a course in the Introduction to the Humanities Program, master marionettist Philip Huber put on a show Oct. 29 in Kresge Auditorium. Last week, students in the course were asked to read Heinrich von Kleist’s short essay, “On the Marionette Theater.” The overall theme of the course is “the shifting boundary lines between the mechanical and the human, with readings devoted to topics such as how living, thinking humans can be compared to machines, and vice versa,” according to Henry Lowood, one of the course’s three lecturers. Huber, seen here rehearsing before his show, is perhaps best known for his puppetry in the 1999 movie Being John Malkovich.